Under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy, investigators who intend to generate genomic data using research or clinical specimens collected or cell lines created after January 25, 2015 may only do so with consent, even if the data are generated from specimens that are de-identified.
You use a system in the eRA Commons, the NIH Inclusion Management System, to update inclusion data for all NIH supported clinical research studies. The Inclusion Management System allows investigators to work together with their Signing Officials to prepare and submit the inclusion information required to comply …..
I am pleased and excited to announce that in August, Dr. Kay Lund will join NIH as the inaugural director of the NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs. As you might recall, the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director‘s Biomedical Workforce Working Group recommended that NIH recruit a leader and establish a dedicated office to guide NIH’s training and development of a well-prepared biomedical workforce….
The federal government wants your input on how to update the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for use with final reports. Federal agencies, including NIH, developed the RPPR originally as a federal government-wide solution for preparation and submission of ….
Top 3 Reasons for Attending the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in San Diego this October
The NIH Regional Seminar is only 2 months away! If you’re considering attending, here are 3 reasons why you should act now: ….
Have an entrepreneurial itch? Don’t miss the 17th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference in Seattle, Washington on October 27-29. This interactive three-day conference is the largest NIH SBIR/STTR event of the year.
With over $780 million available for small businesses, the NIH SBIR/STTR programs are one of the largest sources of capital for early-stage technology development in the United States. Attend this conference to learn how to receive funding for your innovative technology and to gain tips on developing a competitive SBIR/STTR application. ….
New Informed Consent Requirements for Research on Dried Blood Spots Obtained Through Newborn Screening
Researchers using or proposing to use newborn blood spots must be aware of some recent regulatory changes related to informed consent and human subjects involvement for research using these materials. A new provision of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-240), which was signed into law in December 2014, requires that….
My office devotes a lot of effort to evaluating its grants policies and practices. Since the introduction of the Enhancing Peer Review changes, NIH has sponsored an ongoing evaluation of peer review, involving formal surveys about the peer review process, as well as other types of analyses. We are keenly interested in your responses to our surveys, so if you receive an invitation to take a peer review survey, I hope you can find the time to respond. The importance of participating in these surveys is nicely illustrated ….
NIH is beginning the process of developing a 5-year strategic plan, at the request of Congress. NIH developed a framework to identify crosscutting areas of research ….
My office, the Office of Extramural Research (OER), works closely with the extramural research community to support NIH’s mission of funding science that will enhance our knowledge of living systems, improve health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. While frequent readers of Rock Talk may be familiar with OER through the topics I blog about, there is much, much more that my office provides in support of NIH’s extramural program….