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

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.

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Expanding Continuous Application Submission for Peer Reviewers

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.

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Are You Ready to Meet ARRA Reporting Requirements?

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…

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