Join Us at the 2013 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Baltimore, June 26-28

If you are a researcher or research administrator new to working with the NIH application and award process and want to learn more, or just want to get up-to-date on the latest NIH policy updates and grants process information the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, which will be held June 26-28, is for you. Continue reading

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Improving Access to NIH-supported Common Data Element Initiatives

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… Continue reading

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Updated Post-submission Application Materials Policy Provides Additional Flexibility

Since late 2010, NIH has restricted post-submission grant application materials to those resulting from unforeseen administrative issues. (Post-submission materials are those submitted after grant application submission, but prior to initial review.) …. NIH has recently updated its policy on post-submission application materials to allow … Continue reading

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Your Chance to Weigh in on the Biomedical Research Workforce Initiative

As I noted in my last post on the K99/R00 program and predoctoral fellowships, we have made some progress on implementing some of the recommendations proposed by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group that studied the biomedical research workforce. There are many more components to this complex initiative… Continue reading

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

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. …. Continue reading

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Update on NIH’s Public Access Policy

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). …. Continue reading

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Another Approach to Transparency

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. Continue reading

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