To make sure that we are all protecting the information produced by federally funded research, I encourage everyone in the extramural community to consider their information security procedures carefully.
The President’s budget request totals $29.465 billion, funding essentially the same level of competing RPGs in 2009 as estimated in 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?
Costs for activities with live vertebrate animals may not be charged to NIH unless the institution holds a valid Animal Welfare Assurance and the proposed animal study has been reviewed and approved by the institution’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Earlier this week I sent the following public access reminder letter to all principal investigators and signing officials with current NIH grant funding.
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.
NIH revised its policy on mentored K award recipients receiving concurrent support from their K award and a competing research grant.
The NIH is seeking input from the scientific community, health professionals, patient advocates, and the general public about innovative and cross – cutting initiatives to be funded through the NIH Common Fund.
A recent OMB decision allows NIH to continue using eRA systems and servicing our partner agencies.