Take Advantage of Our Many Resources for Enhancing the Rigor of Animal Research

February 10, 2023

The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director recommended ways for NIH to improve the rigor, reproducibility, and translatability of the research we support involving animal models. I updated the ACD this past June on our implementation of their recommendations. Here, in lieu of going through each of the report’s five themes, I will highlight some approaches raised during the meeting in response to their recommendations.

NIH Preprint Pilot Expands to Include Preprints Across NIH-funded Research

February 8, 2023

In 2020, I shared information about NLM’s launch of the NIH Preprint Pilot: A New Experiment for a New Era to explore how inclusion of preprints in our literature resources, PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed, could accelerate the discoverability and maximize the impact of NIH-supported research. We are now expanding into a second phase of the pilot to inform our understanding of the role of preprints in communicating the breadth of NIH-funded research.

2022: A Year in Review

January 4, 2023

Just like in previous years, Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, virtually sat down with Dr. David Kosub, from our communications group, to reflect on 2022 and what is in store for 2023. Please join us for this brief conversation and share your thoughts.

Behavioral Codes of Conduct for NIH Award Recipients

December 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the NIH Grants Policy Statement was recently updated, replacing the December 2021 version as standard terms and conditions of award. Consistent with longstanding federal regulations, institutions receiving NIH support will now be required to have internal controls to assure compliance with terms and conditions of award. These internal controls include behavioral codes of conduct to assure safe and healthful working conditions for their employees and foster work environments conducive to high-quality research.

Support Product Development and Entrepreneurial Training – Apply To Be a Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub

December 14, 2022

We are excited to announce the release of a new funding opportunity aimed at strengthening the NIH Proof of Concept Network, an academic innovation ecosystem converting scientific discoveries into biomedical products at over 79 research institutions across 19 states. The funding will be used to stand up five new hubs that will increase research and development impact as well as stimulate regional innovation partnerships.

Data on Researchers’ Self-Reported Disability Status

December 13, 2022

Ensuring a strong and diverse workforce is a top priority for NIH. To this end, we regularly assess the sex/gender, race, and ethnicity of NIH-supported researchers to better understand the composition of our workforce and participation in our programs. Investigators may self-report their disability status along with these other demographic characteristics on their eRA personal profile. This allows us to learn more about researchers with disabilities in the NIH-supported scientific workforce.