New Podcasts on NIH Public Access Policy

January 31, 2013

The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) published three new podcasts to help grantees understand the NIH Public Access Policy and to introduce investigators and institutions to new tools NIH has made available for ensuring compiance with the policy.

How Does NIH Determine Which Senior/Key Personnel are Named on the Award?

January 31, 2013

All PD/PI(s) are named in the Notice of Award (NoA). NIH program officials use discretion in identifying in the NoA senior/key personnel other than the PD/PI(s). Generally, these are individuals whom the IC considers critical to the project, i.e., their absence from the project would be expected to impact the approved scope of the project. Change in status of senior/key personnel named in the NoA requires prior written approval from the NIH.

Should a Consultant Be Designated as Senior/Key Personnel in My Grant Application?

January 30, 2013

Generally, a consultant is not considered senior/key personnel. However, if the consultant contributes to the scientific development or execution of a project substantively and measurably, he/she should be designated as senior/key personnel and would be included in the Senior/Key Person Profile Component. To learn more about including personnel on grant applications and progress reports, see our many FAQs on Senior/Key personnel.

New Resource on Scientific Research Integrity

January 17, 2013

As scientists, we’re well acquainted with the importance of protecting our research from factors that could undermine objectivity. And as the nation’s largest single funder of biomedical research, it is vitally important that the public trusts the research NIH supports.  To this end, NIH recently published a centralized document describing our policies pertinent to scientific … Continue reading “New Resource on Scientific Research Integrity”

Two Years of Rock Talking!

January 16, 2013

Time flies when you’re having fun! I started Rock Talk on January 19, 2011 (see the first two posts here and here) and when Nature asked me to write about my adventures in blogging to commemorate Rock Talk’s two year anniversary I gladly agreed… check out my article here.