Roundup of New COVID-19 Resources for NIH Applicants and Recipients

April 13, 2020

We continue to add new resources to our COVID-19: Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding webpage. We hope they are helpful in helping you navigate this unprecedented situation. Here is a summary of what’s new since the last Nexus: An overview of information for NIH applicants and recipients related to COVID-19 (available … Continue reading “Roundup of New COVID-19 Resources for NIH Applicants and Recipients”

Supporting Yourself and Your Trainees During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Online Workshops

April 13, 2020

On April 14, the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is hosting a workshop on Supporting Yourself and Your Trainees During the Coronavirus Pandemic that is open to all. In this workshop we will provide PIs, program leaders and research group heads with insights and strategies for supporting themselves, their trainees and staff during this difficult time.

Can ESI Status Be Extended Due to Disruptions From COVID-19?

April 9, 2020

Yes. Be sure to describe the nature of the disruption to your research in your ESI extension request. We suggest you submit the request once you know how much research time was lost, unless your upcoming application deadline is imminent and an ESI extension is urgently needed. In this case you would be able to submit another extension once you know the full extent of the time lost. Check out this handy chart that breaks down what can or cannot impact your ESI status.

Some Thoughts on Cybersecurity – Part 1

April 8, 2020

Working from home is the new reality for many people these days. As part of this new world, we are using our internet tools more and more, challenging the safety and security of these electronic systems likely to a degree not seen before. It is with that in mind that I would like to take a few minutes in this, and upcoming, posts reminding everybody about the importance of cybersafety in our online lives.

2-Factor Authentication for eRA Modules

April 8, 2020

eRA is moving to two-factor authentication via, meaning that log-in will require something you know (password) and something you have (a phone or other device). This new log-in method, optional at first but which may be required later, will be available Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for users of eRA Commons, Commons Mobile, IAR and ASSIST.

NIH Moving Ahead with FORMS-F Grant Application Form Update

April 6, 2020

Hopefully, you’ve seen our notices (NOT-OD-20-026, NOT-OD-20-077), tweets, and previous Nexus post regarding our pending transition to an updated set of grant application forms we refer to as FORMS-F. If so, you already know that you must use FORMS-F forms for grant application due dates on or after May 25, 2020 and FORMS-E for due … Continue reading “NIH Moving Ahead with FORMS-F Grant Application Form Update”