Delays in Grant Application Submission Due to Severe Weather and Other Natural Disasters/Emergencies

May 29, 2015

Summer storms causing you trouble?  Remember that NIH has policies in place to support you during this time. We recognize that natural disasters can negatively impact an applicant organization’s ability to make an on-time grant application submission. When applications cannot be submitted because the applicant organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or … Continue reading “Delays in Grant Application Submission Due to Severe Weather and Other Natural Disasters/Emergencies”

NIH from 10,000 Feet – 2015

May 28, 2015

If you are interested in the kinds of issues we discuss on Rock Talk, you might want to check out the video of my plenary presentation at the NIH Regional Seminar. I address the impact of NIH funded research and the challenges of the current NIH funding situation; highlight opportunities, new initiatives, and policy changes; and even discuss the blog.

Do You Know You Have a New Option for Submitting R01, U01, and K applications?

May 27, 2015

As highlighted in an April Rock Talk blog post, NIH’s ASSIST submission system is now an option for submitting R01 applications, as well as most individual career development (K) award applications. In addition, applications to NIH’s U01 programs (Research Project Cooperative Agreements) recently joined the roster of programs supported in ASSIST. When applying, a button to use ASSIST is linked from the ….

Looking For The Ultimate Application Cheat Sheet?

May 27, 2015

Looking for a handy “how to complete your NIH grant application” cheat sheet… that doesn’t actually involve cheating? Check out our annotated form set — a handy field-by-field walk-through that helps you avoid common errors in completing your application package, and ensure successful submission of your application. These annotated forms include tips for completing many of ….

Listening to Our Stakeholders On Considering Sex as a Biological Variable

May 20, 2015

One year ago, NIH announced a plan to adopt a new policy requiring a deliberate approach to the consideration of sex as a biological variable (SABV) in preclinical research. (Read the article, co-authored by Janine Clayton and NIH Director Francis Collins, here.) Since that moment, we have been working diligently and collaboratively inside and outside NIH to craft meaningful policy that promotes the best science. ….

New Reporting System for Research Involving Chimpanzees

May 12, 2015

In April, NIH launched a new reporting system for requests to use chimpanzees in research, which must be reviewed by the NIH Chimpanzee Research Use Panel (CRUP).

The CRUP review process was developed following an NIH-commissioned Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on chimpanzee use in research, and recommendations from the Council of Councils, an advisory body to NIH. As described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-024, the CRUP will review whether requests to the NIH to use chimpanzees in research are consistent with IOM principles and criteria, independent from existing NIH review processes.