FY 2009 Appropriations Process

April 1, 2008

The President’s budget request totals $29.465 billion, funding essentially the same level of competing RPGs in 2009 as estimated in 2008.

New FAQs on Promoting Objectivity in Research — a Wealth of Information

April 1, 2008

As part of the ongoing efforts to provide guidance to the community on how to manage to Financial Conflicts of Interest, new FAQs provide information regarding questions such as: Who is required to disclose their financial interests (i.e., who is defined as an “investigator” under the regulation) to their institution?

Public Access Reminder Letter?

April 1, 2008

Earlier this week I sent the following public access reminder letter to all principal investigators and signing officials with current NIH grant funding.

Revised Parental Leave Policy for Trainees and Fellows

April 1, 2008

Effective immediately, trainees and fellows may receive stipends for up to 60 calendar days of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of a child when those in comparable training positions at the grantee organization have access to this level of paid leave for this purpose.