Seeking Comments on Using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources for NIH-Supported Research

NIH is currently accepting public comments on the use of standards for capturing, integrating, and exchanging clinical data for research purposes (NOT-OD-19-150). This is a great opportunity to hear more from the community on ways to strengthen approaches that find, share, and access high-quality patient data, while also making it more interoperable and reusable. Such goals align with long-standing NIH data sharing policies and what was also called for in a related NIH strategic plan on data science. Continue reading

Final Report on Reducing Administrative Burdens Associated with Research Involving Laboratory Animals

We are pleased to announce that last month the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published their final report on Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research (NOT-OD-19-136). This report, called for in the 21st Century Cures Act, is the culmination of more than two years of diligent work to address inconsistent and overlapping policies governing oversight of research involving animals, while ensuring research findings remain credible and research institutions safeguard animal welfare. Continue reading

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Letters of Support

In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Cathleen Cooper, Ph.D., who directs the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review’s Division of Receipt and Referral, joins us to talk all about letters of support. Hear what information should be included in these letters, what should not, how they differ from other letters submitted as part of an application, and more. Continue reading

NIH Natural Disaster Policy Reminder

If your institution closes due to severe weather or other natural disasters, NIH has policies in place to help your research to continue. We recently published an NIH Guide Notice that reminds those impacted by Hurricane Dorian about the flexibilities for application and report submission provided by these policies. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Link Your ORCID iD to Your eRA Commons Profile

We encourage everybody from graduate students to senior scientists to register for an ORCID account and link it to their eRA Commons personal profile. Starting October 1, 2019, ORCID identifiers will be required for individuals supported by institutional research training, career development, and other research education awards. Continue reading

What You Need to Know About NIH Grants, Straight from the Source at the NIH Regional Seminar

What better way to learn about NIH grants policy and processes than straight from the source? The NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration provides an array of pre-seminar workshops and sessions over the course of three days, all presented by 70 NIH & HHS review, program, grants and policy experts! Continue reading