NIH has set up a new public website to keep the small business research community abreast of its implementation plan for the many changes resulting from the reauthorization.
NIH gives each set of updated forms a version name for quick identification and easier communications (in the case of the upcoming transition, the version name is “FORMS-C”). When we post a funding opportunity and its application package on Grants.gov there is a “Competition ID” field that Federal agencies can use to provide further details about the funding … Continue reading “How Can I Tell If I Have the Right Application Form Version?”
Today NIH made an important announcement about the use of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research. After accepting the findings of an extensive Institute of Medicine (IOM) study commissioned by NIH, and reviewing the implementation recommendations from the Council of Councils and public feedback, NIH leadership has decided to significantly reduce the use of chimpanzees in the biomedical research it supports, and expects to designate the majority of NIH-owned chimpanzees for retirement.
Will NIH be Reissuing Each FOA or Simply Posting a New Application Package to Incorporate Form Updates?
For the activity codes transitioning to updated forms for deadlines on/after September 25, 2013, we will simply expire old application packages and post new ones to the existing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) — so the FOA will not change, but applicants must use the application package with a Competition ID of “FORMS-C”. Planning is still … Continue reading “Will NIH be Reissuing Each FOA or Simply Posting a New Application Package to Incorporate Form Updates?”
Applications to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) with due dates on or after September 25, 2013 must use updated forms (FORMS-C), with these exceptions: Career Development, Fellowship, and Training FOAs will transition to updated forms for deadlines on or after January 25, 2014 Small Business FOAs will not transition to updated forms until Small Business Reauthorization … Continue reading “When Do I Need to Use the Updated Application Forms (FORMS-C)?”
A new 5 minute video outlines what applicants and their referees need to do to successfully submit a reference letter.
Understanding NIH’s system of percentiling can be a challenge. My posts on how percentiles relate to paylines and success rates continues to get a lot of hits. A recent presentation by NIH’s Center for Scientific Review provided an example that I thought might be helpful to people trying to understand more about how a percentile is calculated for some grant applications. ….
The Advisory Committee to the Director meeting will be held today and tomorrow, and there are many exciting topics that will be presented and discussed, such as neuroscience research and the BRAIN initiative, improvement of preclinical research reporting and design ….
Since Thursday, July the 4th is a Federal holiday, NIH (including its help desks) will be closed. Since Friday, July 5, 2013 is not a Federal holiday, NIH and its help desks will be open, and application deadlines of July 5th remain in place
A critical component in assuring the efficacy of NIH’s peer review system is the continuous assessment of peer review activities, to be sure that the practices and policies uphold the core values of peer review. In fact, this continual assessment was a key component of the 2008 NIH Enhancing Peer Review Initiative. ….