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.
Earlier this month, we released a Request for Information seeking public input on the humane care and use of laboratory cephalopods at Assured institutions. The proposed guidance acknowledges the evidence suggesting these animals would benefit from oversight, but also that there are not yet specific care and use standards to allow them to be regulated under the Public Health Service Policy for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
NIH has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on a proposed update to the NIH mission statement, in response to recommendations from the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on Diversity, Subgroup on Individuals with Disabilities
Request for Information on Catalyzing the Development and Use of Novel Alternative Methods to Advance Biomedical Research
At the recent Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD), one of NIH’s newest ACD working groups looking at the issue of Novel Alternative Methods (NAMs) presented a status update. NIH has published a request for information (RFI) to help inform the ACD working group’s deliberations.
As discussed in the blog, “Update on Simplifying Review Criteria: A Request for Information (RFI),” NIH issued an RFI—from December 8, 2022, through March 10, 2023—seeking feedback on its proposed plan to revise and simplify the framework for the first level of the peer review of research project grant (RPG) applications.
NIH is recommending changes to the peer review of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship applications by restructuring the review criteria. To comment, go to the Request for Information, which contains additional background and links to submit your thoughts.
Post-docs – and those of you who interact and work with post-docs: We want to hear from you!
NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback on revising and simplifying the peer review framework for grant applications.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and National Security council recently released a Request for Information seeking ideas on strengthening the national capacity of clinical trial infrastructure and emergency clinical trials.
Reducing Administrative Burden in Laboratory Animal Research: What Have We Done Recently and What’s Coming…
The 21st Century Cures Act called for NIH to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to reduce administrative burdens associated with laboratory animal research programs, while maintaining high standards of animal welfare as well as the integrity and credibility of the research. We jointly released a final report in 2019 outlining steps to accomplish this goal, and have since worked together to implement many of the recommendations. We wanted to take this opportunity today to share some of NIH’s progress and how you can remain involved.