Despite recent efforts, compliance issues with financial conflict of interest policies continue. The three major concerns are: too narrow a definition of investigator, the timing of reporting and ensuring subrecipients comply with the regulation.
NIH plans to transition from PureEdge to Adobe version of the SF424 (R&R) in December 2008 and schedules transition of many remaining mechanisms.
Data on compact disks sent to peer reviewers prior to study section meetings are being password protected as of May 15, 2008 to enhance the confidentiality of the peer review process.
The NIH Program on Clinical Research Policy Analysis and Coordination recently augmented their bioethics resources on the web with the addition of a compilation of international guidelines, codes, regulations, policies, and declarations.
Final Report on Realizing the Potential of Pharmacogenomics: Opportunities and Challenges Now Available
A new report explores the potential for pharmacogenomics (PGx) to advance the development of strategies to improve the safety and quality of health care; identify opportunities and barriers in need of the Federal Government’s attention; and make policy recommendations to enhance the development and integration of PGx applications.
NIH seeks scientists to provide expert advice on human subjects protection issues related to NIH extramural programs.
Public health relevance statements from grant applications provide NIH, Congress and the public a description of the potential of your project to improve public health.
New Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization Process Will Change How NIH Reports on Research Funding
A new public Web site keeps the public informed about the way Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) categorization will change the way NIH develops reports on research funding for fiscal year 2008, and beyond. A webinar will be held on June 11, 2008 to introduce the system to the public.