The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) issued new guidance on what is considered a significant change to ongoing animal activities. The guidance was announced in an NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-14-126), and outlines the types of changes to research activities that must be reviewed and approved by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs). Continue reading
As a reminder, two changes to progress reporting take effect in October. First, reporting on the use of individual development plans is required, as described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-113 and a previous Rock Talk blog.
Additionally, the federal-wide progress reporting format — known as the RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report) — is required for all type 5 non-SNAP progress reports submitted on or after October 17, 2014. Please read the announcement in the NIH Guide and the June Extramural Nexus article for more information. Continue reading
Before NIH awards a grant or contract that involves the use of animals, the recipient institution and all research sites using animals must have an approved Animal Welfare Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). …. As of December 1, 2014, OLAW will only renew domestic Assurances if the institution has current PHS funding. …. Continue reading
No. If you are submitting an application as a new (A0) application, you may not include anything in the application that refers to an earlier application, including the score, reviewers’ comments, changes …. Continue reading
New to eRA Commons? Want to know how to locate your Summary Statement? Or look up your Notice of Award? We have just the tools for you. A new series of video tutorials on navigating the Status screen in eRA Commons is now available …. Continue reading
Not yet. While NIH is accepting competing multi-project applications electronically, the capability to support electronically submitted administrative supplements for these grants is still under development. Until that …. Continue reading
Do you want to learn how to make NIH peer review work for you? Sign up for one of the four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinars brought to you by the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)! Continue reading
Frequent readers of the blog and the Extramural Nexus know that RePORT is your first stop on the way to finding information about NIH funded research, as well as data on trends in NIH funding and the biomedical workforce. But did you know NIH is collaborating with other agencies to create Federal RePORTER, a single web portal that allows you to search federal-funded science projects across multiple agencies? While the site is still in alpha testing, we’ve recently added a new partner agency’s data, so I thought it would be a great time to introduce you to this resource. …. Continue reading
An article published in Science last week discusses the value of creating a global map of health R&D activity to improve coordination of research and create a “global observatory” for health research. I encourage you to check it out, and I also thought it was a timely reminder for discussing updates to the world research reporting tool I blogged about in March last year. The World Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (World RePORT) located at http://WorldRePORT.NIH.gov is an online database and map of research funded by NIH and other members of the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIROs). …. Continue reading
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014 (Columbus Day). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.