Effective immediately, trainees and fellows may receive stipends for up to 60 calendar days of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of a child when those in comparable training positions at the grantee organization have access to this level of paid leave for this purpose.
NIH revised its policy on mentored K award recipients receiving concurrent support from their K award and a competing research grant.
The NIH is seeking input from the scientific community, health professionals, patient advocates, and the general public about innovative and cross – cutting initiatives to be funded through the NIH Common Fund.
A recent OMB decision allows NIH to continue using eRA systems and servicing our partner agencies.
Challenges and Promise of Cell-Based Therapies is a one-day symposium to explore promising research in regenerative medicine using stem cells.
These seminars will deliver information in a streamlined format, directly to your office without the expense, inconvenience, and time commitment of travel.
When we published our first NIH Extramural Nexus two years ago, we envisioned it as a two-way communication portal that would keep you informed of key developments in NIH extramural research policy, program and activities, while offering you a forum to stay engaged in the dialogue that affects our work.
On March 24, 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the appointments to the NIH Council of Councils. The NIH Reform Act of 2006 authorized the Council of Councils and the Common Fund to support trans-NIH initiatives.
Maintaining Objectivity in Research — Update on Ongoing Efforts to Enhance NIH?s System of Oversight
The January 2008 Nexus highlighted how essential it is that the NIH–in collaboration with grantee institutions and, most importantly, with you–works to maintain the highest standard of objectivity in all our research endeavors. To this end, the NIH is engaged in a system-wide review of policies, procedures and guidance on financial conflicts of interests (FCOI) and is also reexamining guidance provided to staff in their oversight efforts.
The NIH held a public meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2008, to hear comments on its Public Access Policy. The policy ensures that the public, health care providers, educators and scientists have access to published NIH-funded research. It was made mandatory by the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, and takes effect April 7.