Reminder: NIH Regional Seminar in San Diego, October 14-16, 2015

August 31, 2015

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities at this year’s final NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration:

About 45 NIH grants, review, policy and program officials are excited to meet you and share their expertise on the application process, peer review, and award management.
A redesigned track for new investigators provides step-by-step guidance on navigating NIH programs to advance your career.
15 minute meetings to chat 1:1 with NIH & HHS faculty during the Meet the Experts sessions (meet with one ….

Can I Use Forms that Expired on August 31, 2015?!

August 31, 2015

Yes, NIH’s forms that expired at the end of August 2015 can still be used until we announce the availability of new forms.

At least every three years, we are required to reassess our data collection needs, make any needed adjustments, and submit a data collection clearance request to….

Who Do I Call for Support for ASSIST or the eRA Commons?

August 31, 2015

You call the eRA Service Desk!

You might remember contacting the eRA Commons Help Desk for assistance. It’s the same team; we just recently rebranded to avoid having the name cause confusion in our grantee community since the help desk supports ASSIST and other eRA services in addition to the Commons.

September SBIR/STTR Due Date Reminder

August 31, 2015

The standard due dates for applications to HHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are now September 5, January 5, and April 5.

Since September 5, 2015 is on a Saturday, and Monday, September 7, 2015 is a federal holiday, the due date will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015, per NIH’s submission policies. NIH and NIH’s help desks will be closed on the federal holiday, so as always we encourage you to submit early!

PMID vs PMCID: What’s the Difference?

August 31, 2015

PubMed is an index of the biomedical literature. A PMID, also known as the PubMed reference number, is a number assigned by the NIH National Library of Medicine to papers indexed in PubMed. PubMed Central is an archive of full-text journal articles. The National Library of Medicine assigns a PMCID, also known as a PMC Identifier, to each full-text paper in PubMed Central.

To comply with the public access policy, anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include a PMCID when ….

Help Us Help You!

August 14, 2015

Understanding what you need to know and do to apply for a grant can be a challenge. NIH’s application instruction guide is long, with lots of background information that you may only occasionally need. On top of that, funding opportunity announcements have instructions that often add to those in the application instruction guide. ….