Harness the Immense Power of Nosiness in NIH RePORTER

Rebecca Helton

You've got questions. NIH RePORTER has answers.

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Good News, Everyone!

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Success rates for R01 and equivalent awards went up in FY 2016, with R01s hitting over 19% and R01-equivalents breaking 20% for the first time in ten years.

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Nature: The Plight of Young Scientists

Rebecca Helton

A recent news feature in Nature highlighted challenges facing early career scientists, from pressure to publish to shrinking funding and the increasing length of time before reaching research independence. Early …

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Rock Talk: Recent Data on R21 and R01-Equivalent Grants

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While many think that R21's are easier to get than R01's, since fewer researchers compete for them and they require no preliminary data, in fact R21's are …

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Rock Talk: How Do Multiple-PI Applications Fare?

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Do multi-PI applications stand a better chance of being funded than single-PI proposals?  Not really, according to the NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  In fact, the rates of funding …

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Rock Talk: Comparing Success Rates, Award Rates, and Funding Rates

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Let’s delve a bit deeper into one of your and my favorite topics: success rates. Most of you monitor success rates as an indicator of NIH funding trends but …

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Jewels from Rock Talk

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The rumor patrol wants to squash the myth that R01s are getting shorter. A little over half of R01s awarded are five years in length. This has been …

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Peering into Peer Review

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Why don't proposals given better scores by the National Institutes of Health lead to more important research outcomes? Michael Lauer's job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to …

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Rock Talk: FY13 by the Numbers

Rebecca Helton

Application success rates, as I blogged about in December, declined in 2013 to a historic low. In fact, most of the numbers you are going to see throughout the Data Book …

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Rock Talk: How Long Is an R01

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The R01 research project grant is NIH’s mainstay grant mechanism and is used for much of our investigator-initiated research. When talking about about NIH funding, the subject that most …

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