What do I do if my proposed study involves both an existing dataset/resource AND recruitment of new participants? How do I address inclusion and complete the forms?

July 5, 2018

If you are proposing a study that will include both an existing dataset and recruitment of new participants, you should provide separate inclusion forms for the existing dataset and the participants to be prospectively recruited.  The existing dataset sample can be provided on the Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report. You should provide the sex/gender, race, and … Continue reading “What do I do if my proposed study involves both an existing dataset/resource AND recruitment of new participants? How do I address inclusion and complete the forms?”

The NCATS Trial Innovation Network – A Resource Supporting High Quality and Cost Effective Clinical Trials Available to You

July 3, 2018

Well-conducted randomized trials are considered the best method of providing evidence about the safety and efficacy of treatments to improve health. Each year, NIH Institutes and Centers spend an estimated $3-4 billion supporting clinical trial activities. These activities require high-level understanding of human biology, of manufacturing and pre-clinical research, and of regulatory requirements. The process of translating a new therapeutic from discovery to practice can be robust, but … at the same time is long and expensive – and despite the challenges inherent in complex, multi-disciplinary research sometimes too long and too expensive.

If You Run Into SAM Registration Processing Delays, We’ve Got Your Back

June 8, 2018

GSA now requires entities who are updating or renewing their SAM registration  to provide an original, signed and notarized letter stating that the organizational official registering the organization is the authorized administrator. The new process is slowing processing time for registrations and GSA is unable to provide estimated  processing time frames. NIH encourages applicants and recipients … Continue reading “If You Run Into SAM Registration Processing Delays, We’ve Got Your Back”

Now Available: Delegate Tasks When Working on Interim or Final RPPRs

May 21, 2018

The interim Research Performance Progress Report (I-RPPR) and final RPPR (F-RPPR) are submitted online through eRA Commons in the same format as the annual RPPR.  We’ve often been asked if working on I-RPPR and/or F-RPPR be delegated to an Assistant (ASST) role. We are happy to announce that, yes, it is now possible to delegate … Continue reading “Now Available: Delegate Tasks When Working on Interim or Final RPPRs”

Reach Out to NIH Staff – We’re Here to Help

May 9, 2018

We had the pleasure of interacting with over 900 applicants and grantees at last week’s NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Washington, DC. A recurring theme in many presentations was the importance of reaching out to NIH staff throughout the grant application and award process. Most folks know to call the … Continue reading “Reach Out to NIH Staff – We’re Here to Help”

Looking for a NIH Program Official in Your Research Area?

April 16, 2018

For years researchers have used the Matchmaker feature in NIH RePORTER to identify NIH-funded projects similar to their supplied abstracts, research bios, or other scientific text. Matchmaker was recently enhanced to make it just as easy to identify NIH program officials whose portfolios include projects in your research area.