March 6, 2014: NIH SBIR/STTR Webinar on Pre-Submission Updates

February 28, 2014

On Thursday, March 6, NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) office will hold a webinar on how the recent SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) reauthorization changes can affect your small business’ application for due dates on or after the April deadline ….

The Road to NIH Funding Journeys to YouTube

February 27, 2014

New to the NIH grants process? Looking for some direction? Then grab a seat and watch our new YouTube video, The NIH Grants Process: the Big Picture, designed to help you get started on the road to NIH funding. ….

Credit Where Credit’s Due: Human Subjects Training for Physicians

February 27, 2014

NIH supports critical research that advances human health, while protecting the rights and welfare of the research participants who are integral to research success. NIH’s human subjects protection policies ensure the conduct of quality research and provide the proper stewardship of NIH funding. Some of you may have taken human subjects training offered at your home institution, but did you know NIH offers free online training as well? ….. Now we have even more good news for physicians interested in this training! Beginning March 3 2014, physicians who successfully complete the course will be able to earn up to 3 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits™ continuing medical education (CME) credits. ….

Receive Customized NIH Guide Listings via Email

February 25, 2014

Do you find yourself repeating the same NIH Guide search over and over again looking for funding opportunity announcements? If the answer is yes, then we have a new tool you are sure to love. The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts now allows you to be notified when new NIH Guide postings match your search criteria ….

Fiscal Policies, and More, for 2014

February 14, 2014

You probably saw earlier this week that we announced policies for NIH’s fiscal operations and legislative mandates for the 2014 fiscal year, implementing the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Obama on January 17. NIH has a budget of $30.15 billion, an increase of $1 billion over fiscal year 2013. I am particularly grateful that NIH was able to recover a significant portion of the funds lost due to sequestration, which should bring our budget situation back on track not only for this year, but hopefully into the future.

Here are some key points from the new NIH Guide notices that were published Monday. ….

Looking at Reproducibility

February 7, 2014

Many of you may have seen the recent Nature Commentary by NIH Director Francis Collins and NIH Deputy Director Larry Tabak that talks about how NIH is addressing concerns about reproducibility in science. If you haven’t I’d encourage you to take a look. ….