Congratulations on your successful NIH grant proposal! As part of the post-award process, you will now have to create and send in annual and final reports (RPPRs) on your progress. Tune in to the Learn How to Report Your NIH-funded Publications Using My Bibliography workshop hosted by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on February 24, 2022 for tips and tricks on using NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities.
Do I Need To Include eRA Commons IDs for Other Significant Contributors Listed on the R&R SR/Key Person Profile Form of My Grant Application?
Yes. As of due dates on or after January 25, 2022, eRA Commons IDs must be provided in the Credential field for all individuals listed on the R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form. This includes all senior/key personnel, other significant contributors (OSCs), and other key individuals required to be entered on the form by your funding opportunity announcement.
In biosketch section B. Positions, Scientific Appointments, and Honors you must list in reverse chronological order all current positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign, including affiliations with foreign entities or governments. This includes titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary). You are not required to list previous positions or other historical information.
The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv), which serves as an interagency system designed to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies, supports the NIH biosketch format. Within SciENcv, you can easily transform an existing biosketch from one format to another.
I Am Conducting NIH-funded Research With Humans and Am Obtaining Identifiable Information About the Participants. Is My Research Covered by a Certificate of Confidentiality?
Yes, the research activity that you describe is deemed to be issued a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC), i.e., your research is covered by a CoC. All NIH-funded research activities in which the investigator collects or uses “covered information” is deemed to be issued a Certificate of Confidentiality.
Quiz Yourself on Security and Confidentiality in NIH Peer Review: Rules, Responsibilities and Possible Consequences
Maintaining security and confidentiality in the NIH peer review process is essential. We would like to remind the extramural community of the federal statutes, regulations, and NIH policies regarding peer review security and confidentiality; their responsibilities for abiding by those rules; and possible actions that the NIH (in coordination with other offices) may take and consequences that may ensue from a violation of those rules. Check your knowledge with the following quiz.
Dr. Lyric Jorgenson provides an update on what NIH is doing to make our data management and sharing efforts a success on the one-year mark prior to the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy’s effective date.
NIH continues to work with the research community to ensure we address resource needs associated with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Today the NIH Office of Science Policy is releasing a new set of FAQs on questions we have heard over the past year, and are also seeking public comment on a new resource for researchers that promotes responsible management and sharing of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) participant data.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 for the federal holiday (Washington’s Birthday).
This past September, my colleague and I published a paper in the journal eLife on inequalities in the support of scientists designated as Principal Investigators (PIs) of NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) awards. We found that funding inequality among PIs has increased over the past 25 years, but may have decreased modestly in more recent years. We also found greater levels of inequality across organizations.