New Tutorials on Creating eRA Commons Accounts and Registrations

June 30, 2015

Are you a PI who needs to invite a new student or fellow to create an eRA Commons account? Or are you a research organization official looking to register your organization in Commons, or create accounts for others? We’ve published several new video tutorials for additional assistance! The following videos are now part of the eRA video tutorial collection: ….

NIH Regional Seminar Heads West to San Diego in October 2015

June 30, 2015

I’m excited to let you know about a wonderful opportunity for our extramural research community that’s headed to the west coast this fall! For the first time in several years, the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration will be offered in the western half of the United States. This 2-day event, with an optional pre-seminar workshop day, will take place in San Diego from October 14 to October 16, 2015. ….

Important Note on Deadlines for Required Final Reports & Grants Closeout

June 30, 2015

When an NIH awardee’s grant project periods comes to an end, recipients must close out their grant by submitting a Final Federal Financial Report (FFR), Final Progress Report (FPR), and Final Invention Statement and Certification (FIS). The deadlines for these reports has recently changed to align with forthcoming standard award terms and conditions for participating Federal … Continue reading “Important Note on Deadlines for Required Final Reports & Grants Closeout”

July Due Date Reminder

June 29, 2015

Don’t forget that when an application due date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the due date shifts to the next business day. Therefore, the standard July 5 R01 due date moves to Monday, July 6, 2015. Remember, NIH and its help desks are closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, but we’ll be back open on July 6 to assist you.

Be Yourself…. Especially When It Comes to Login Credentials

June 29, 2015

What does a cold and a password have in common? “Things I’d rather not have to deal with…” might be your first thought, but “Things that shouldn’t be shared, ever!” is hopefully your second. Controlled access to NIH systems is key to the protection of your and your institution’s confidential information, such as …

Burden of Disease and NIH Funding Priorities

June 19, 2015

Recently, many voices have asked how NIH considers public health needs when setting funding priorities. The quick answer is that public health needs are a critical factor in our decision making—in addition to scientific merit, portfolio balance, and budgetary considerations. But the question of how one measures public health need, as it turns out, isn’t as simple as you might think.

Public health needs are not only reflected by how many people have a particular disease, but also by the burden of disease – the impact of a health condition as measured by mortality, morbidity, ….

A Farewell to NIH

June 11, 2015

It is bittersweet for me to announce that I am leaving my position as the NIH Deputy Director and will be retiring from NIH and the government to take a new position as Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. This is a newly formed foundation that I will lead through its formative first years. This foundation is a non-profit corporation that will focus on important national and international issues of agriculture where expanded investments will generate innovative solutions. This position brings together my experience at NIH and my previous ….