NIH Stem Cell Update

March 1, 2010

NIH is requesting public comment on a revision to the definition of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in the “NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.” Public comments must be submitted no later than March 25, 2010.

Successful Transition to New Application Formats

March 1, 2010

January 25, 2010 marked the first due date when applicants needed to use restructured application forms and instructions, which were developed as part of the Enhancing Peer Review initiative. We were pleased that, overall, applications received complied with the new format and used the proper forms.

You Asked, We Answered

March 1, 2010

1. Does the one page allowed for Specific Aims count toward the number of pages allowed in the Research Strategy?

2. Where is the Bibliography/References Cited section attached?

3. What should I do if the form does not allow me to provide the Human Subjects Assurance Number on the SF424(R&R)?

New Staff in OER's Policy Office

March 1, 2010

OER is pleased to welcome two new staff members. Within the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, Emily Linde has joined the Division of Grants Policy, and Sahar Rais has joined the Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight.

Support for Research Training

March 1, 2010

President Obama’s proposed budget for the NIH for fiscal year 2011 includes a six percent increase in stipends for trainees and fellows supported by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. If approved, this would be the largest single-year increase since 2003.

IACUC 101 Workshop and PRIM&R 2010 IACUC Conference

March 1, 2010

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010 – Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) will present an IACUC 101 Workshop on March 21 and the 2010 IACUC Conference on March 22-23, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland with support from the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare … Continue reading “IACUC 101 Workshop and PRIM&R 2010 IACUC Conference”