Update on NIH's Electronic Grant Application Transitions

March 1, 2008

The NIH continues to work closely with Grants.gov to be able to receive all grant applications electronically. Currently, about 80 percent of NIH grant applications are submitted electronically. The Grants.gov move from PureEdge to Adobe forms continues to impact the transition dates for the remaining grant programs.

NIH 2008 Bridge Awards

March 1, 2008

The NIH Director’s Bridge Award Program, initiated last year, is designed to provide transitional funding for R01 investigators who just miss the nominal payline of a given institute on a renewal application and have limited additional research support.

Reporting Web Site Goes Public

March 1, 2008

The Office of Extramural Research’s Division of Information Services (DIS) this month launched a public prototype of its Reports, Data, and Analyses (RDA) Web site, which will eventually replace the current Award Information and Data page.

New OLAW FAQs

March 1, 2008

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare is encouraging institutions and their investigators to review new FAQs on the OLAW Web site.

NIH Hears Public Access Comments

March 1, 2008

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.