Another Human Subjects Proposal Change: Inclusion across the Lifespan

Rebecca Helton, MA

NIH is making another change to the grant proposal format for research involving human subjects.

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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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Writing for 2018? It's sooner than you think. You need a workshop. (Mentors, you can also COACH a workshop!)

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The National Research Mentoring Network is running state-of-the-art workshops this spring to get you ready for early 2018 submissions.

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NIH News: New Webinars Connect Applicants to NIH Peer Review Experts

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Do you want to learn how to make NIH peer review work for you? Sign up for one of the four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinars brought …

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Dr. Stephen Korn on NINDS Workforce Development

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A storified version of Dr Stephen Korn's talk at Vanderbilt on Workforce Development. Excellent pointers on grantsmanship, new funding mechanisms for trainees and more!

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Spreadsheet Madness

Sam Gannon, EdD

From time to time, I receive calls from faculty members who are facing a financial problem on one of their projects. Most of these issues are routine in the management …

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Why Can’t NIH Study Sections Operate More Like Journal Reviews?

Lisa Pastore, PhD

Why can’t NIH Study Sections have a consistent set of reviewers and consistent critique?

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Rock Talk: Application Success Rates Decline in 2013

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Now we have the numbers to show this. In FY2013 we made 8,310 competing RPG awards, 722 fewer than in FY2012. This puts the overall research project grant (RPG) success rate at 16.8%, …

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A Grant Submission New Year's Resolution

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Half of us make new year’s resolution, but fewer than 1 in 10 succeed.  Many of these resolutions involve getting over a tendency to procrastinate.  NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural …

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Putting It All Together: Kevin C. Ess

Rebecca Helton, MA

On a recent Monday, Kevin Ess found himself in the operating room helping guide a brain resection procedure for one of his patients with epilepsy.  Earlier that day, he collected …

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