When Do I Need to Send NIH Information on the Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity of Clinical Research Participants?

September 30, 2013

Investigators need to include information on research participant sex/gender, race, and ethnicity when submitting new applications, competing renewal applications, and progress reports (non-competing renewals.) When submitting a new or competing renewal application to the NIH, investigators should address plans for research participant inclusion on the basis of sex/gender, race, and ethnicity in the Human Subjects … Continue reading “When Do I Need to Send NIH Information on the Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity of Clinical Research Participants?”

Navigating the Road to Peer Review

September 30, 2013

The September issue of NIH’s Center of Scientific Review (CSR) Peer Review Notes describes tips on how to stay on top of important notifications about your application as it moves forward in the Commons.

NIH Asks for Comments on Genomic Data Sharing

September 30, 2013

Advances in genetic sequencing and high-throughput technologies, as well as a steep drop in genetic sequencing costs, have resulted in great volumes of genomic data produced with the support of NIH funding. In light of these scientific advances, NIH decided to expand its data sharing policies to encompass a wider range of genomic research. The resulting draft Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy, is now available for public comment.

Moving to Subaccounts for NIH Award Payments

September 27, 2013

Proper award management and fiscal oversight are critical to maintaining scientific integrity and public trust in stewardship of federal funds. To this end, all HHS operating divisions, including NIH, are making changes that will affect how grantees manage their grant funds. One such change involves a shift from pooled account payments to subaccount payments. ….

A New Opportunity in Big Data

September 20, 2013

In addition to all the biomedical workforce activity following December’s Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) meeting, other ACD working group initiatives have also been busy launching their flagship programs, as well. …. Most recently, NIH announced the flagship program for supporting challenges related to “Big Data” ….

October 14, 2013: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

September 10, 2013

NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

Understanding How Funds Expire

September 9, 2013

I have detected conversation swirling in our community about a rumored change in NIH’s policy for granting no-cost extensions. The thought is that no-cost extensions should not be sought because if funds remain at the end of the project period then NIH will take money back from the grantee. ….