NIH Director Statement on Catalyzing the Development of Novel Alternative Methods

February 9, 2024

Last week, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli accepted recommendations from the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director on considering approaches that use novel alternative methods in biomedical and behavioral research. This is an exciting step in our ongoing efforts to support research that complements traditional models when scientifically feasible.

Learning More About NIH Research Directions and How You Can Provide Input: Highlighting Autoimmune Disease Research

January 16, 2024

We often seek feedback on various grant policies and initiatives broadly affecting the extramural research community. There are also opportunities to weigh in on future directions for the many different disease-specific research areas NIH supports. Here, we wanted to briefly share some resources about these comment opportunities and how to be informed.

Trends in NIH-Supported Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research: FYs 2009-2022

October 31, 2023

I often hear concerns raised that NIH does not fund enough basic research, or enough applied research for that matter. Basically, the concerns center around what is the correct balance. It is an important point to consider, as a better understanding of these wider research areas can shed light on NIH’s approach to higher-level priority setting and funding decisions. To get at this question, we leveraged the Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system and looked at trends in NIH funding of these areas between fiscal years (FYs) 2009 and 2022.

Your Feedback Sought on Proposed Updates to Research Misconduct Regulations

October 24, 2023

The regulations and policies governing how we address research misconduct associated with NIH funding are being updated. Your thoughts on these proposed changes will help us continue making research integrity an utmost priority wherever NIH funded research is conducted. Comments may be submitted until December 5, 2023.