Our New Format


When we published our first NIH Extramural Nexus two years ago, we envisioned it as a two-way communication portal that would keep you informed of key developments in NIH extramural research policy, program and activities, while offering you a forum to stay engaged in the dialogue that affects our work.

Recently, your feedback has conveyed to me that how and when you receive the information is as important as the content you receive. The Nexus’ new format responds to the lion’s share of your comments by introducing key sections highlighting significant news, events and developments in extramural research that will now be delivered to you monthly.

Many of you have commended the Nexus’ value in providing concise and timely updates–particularly in light of major developments in, for example, the NIH’s peer-review process and public access policy. Our new format not only reflects our continued commitment to keeping you informed, but also to making it easier for you to access important information faster.

NIH’s extramural program is in the midst of changes, and the Nexus remains committed to providing you accurate, timely information. I look forward to hearing from you about the new format, topics for articles or general suggestions. Feel free to email me anytime.

— Norka Ruiz Bravo
OER Director and NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research