Wrapping Up Fiscal Year 2009

August 1, 2009

Fiscal Year 2009 will not be leaving us with a shortage of topics to discuss. Are you as out of breath as I am? Let’s take a minute to review what’s been happening and discuss Financial Conflict of Interest policy review and recommendations. Read on to stay on top of this year’s changes…

OER and NCRR Workshop Promotes Efficient Use of NIH-Funded Core Facilities

August 1, 2009

In mid July, the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) and the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) held a workshop to discuss strategies for maximizing core facility use and efficiency and to identify common problems encountered in managing facilities. In today’s challenging economy, core facilities can help extramural researchers achieve more through the cost-efficient sharing of expensive “core” resources–cutting edge tools that are otherwise difficult to find or afford.

Expanding Continuous Application Submission for Peer Reviewers

August 1, 2009

The National Institutes of Health is grateful for the outstanding services provided by NIH peer reviewers and wishes to minimize disincentives that such service may incur on reviewers’ research pursuits. Therefore, appointed members of chartered standing NIH study sections, NIH Boards of Scientific Counselors, NIH Advisory Boards or Councils, and the NIH Peer Review Advisory Committee may now submit R01, R21, and R34 applications according to alternate or “continuous” submission and review procedures.

Are You Ready to Meet ARRA Reporting Requirements?

August 1, 2009

All awardees of ARRA funds, including NIH recipients, are required to file a quarterly report for each project to provide information on the numbers of jobs created or retained, how much of the project is complete, etc. Within a month of submission, these reports will be made available to the public on the Recovery.gov Web site, achieving an unprecedented level of transparency into the ways Federal funds are spent. For more information on what you can do to prepare and how we can help read on…

Francis Collins Nominated for NIH Director

August 1, 2009

On July 8, President Obama nominated Dr. Francis S. Collins to be Director of the National Institutes fo Health. Dr. Collins, a physician and geneticist, has served as the Director of the National Genome Research Institute, where he led the Human Genome Project to completion. Congress is now considering his nomination.

Resources on Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

August 1, 2009

OER has recently updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the on-line web-based Tutorial related to the Federal regulation at 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought. Additional FAQs have been added to clarify the applicability of the regulation to certain NIH … Continue reading “Resources on Financial Conflict of Interest Policy”

Interested in Submitting hESCs to the New NIH Registry?

August 1, 2009

Watch the Stem Cell Information page for forthcoming instructions on how to submit Human Embryonic Stem Cell lines to the new NIH registry. You’ll need an eRA Commons account to do so. Don’t have an eRA Commons account yet? Get one here!

Answering Your Questions about Challenge Grant Review and Award

August 1, 2009

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Challenge Grant Review and Award have been added to our Recovery Act page. Here you will find explanation of how applications were reviewed, how to interpret scores and percentiles, and more. We will continue to update these FAQs to bring you the clearest and most up-to-date information possible regarding … Continue reading “Answering Your Questions about Challenge Grant Review and Award”