Changes to Progress Reporting Coming Very Soon

February 28, 2013

NIH recently announced important information for grantees with progress report due dates in May 2013 or later. If you are preparing a progress report for a SNAP grant or a fellowship award with a start date on or after July 1, 2013 you will be required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons module.

Improving Access to NIH-supported Common Data Element Initiatives

February 28, 2013

A growing number of NIH institutes and centers are enhancing opportunities for combining and comparing data from multiple studies by identifying sets of common data elements (CDEs). In January, NIH launched a web portal to improve access to information about NIH-supported CDE initiatives and assist investigators with tools and resources for developing protocols for data collection…

Progress on the Biomedical Workforce Initiatives: Upcoming Changes to the K99/R00 Awards and Pre-doctoral Fellowships

February 19, 2013

As I posted back in December, NIH is implementing many of the recommendations proposed by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group that studied the biomedical research workforce. I’d like to draw your attention to several Notices that have been posted in the NIH Guide in the past few weeks, laying out some of the details and providing a bit of background on the ACD recommendations that preceded them. ….

Update on NIH’s Public Access Policy

February 14, 2013

In November I blogged about NIH efforts to improve access to research results and updates related to the NIH public access policy. Today, NIH announced that the compliance measures outlined in the November guide notice will be implemented for all awards with anticipated start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (see NIH Guide Notice NOT-13-042). ….

Another Approach to Transparency

February 8, 2013

As you know, in August 2011 we issued a final rule in the Federal Register revising the regulations on financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) of extramural investigators, and these regulations were implemented in August 2012. One of the major changes in the new regulations was the requirement that institutions make publicly accessible certain information concerning identified financial conflicts of interest held by senior/key personnel.