News: Major Change to NIH Resubmission Policy

The Edge for Scholars

[T]oday we have announced a policy change. While the new policy still allows a single resubmission per application, ideas that were unsuccessfully submitted as a resubmission (A1) may now …

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Rock Talk: NIH Recovers a Significant Portion of Funds Lost Due to Sequestration

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Much good news here: Because of the increased NIH budget as compared to last year, and due to the cycle of out-year commitments, we should ultimately be making more competing …

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Rock Talk: NIH Human Subjects Training Earns AMA CEUs

Rebecca Helton

NIH supports critical research that advances human health, while protecting the rights and welfare of the research participants who are integral to research success. NIH’s human subjects protection policies …

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Rock Talk: New Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

Rebecca Helton

In February last year I blogged about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s request for comments on proposed federal grant policy reforms. These policies, contained in multiple documents …

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Rock Talk: PubMed Gets Interactive

Rebecca Helton

Today NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) is bringing a new way of sharing and exchanging research information, fully integrated with the PubMed website, to a wider audience. For …

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Cash-Strapped NIH May Ask Universities to Limit Grant Applications

Rebecca Helton

At a time of dwindling federal budgets, the National Institutes of Health is considering one sure-fire way to raise record-low grant-approval rates: Have researchers apply for fewer grants. From the …

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News: NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

Rebecca Helton

Eligibility period for K99/R00 awards shortens from five to four years after PhD.  View full article at Science.

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Rock Talk: New Funding Opportunities with a Focus on Workforce Diversity

Rebecca Helton

The biomedical research enterprise relies on engaging talented researchers from all groups, including individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. As I described earlier here on the blog, NIH …

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News: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies

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In 1993, the NIH Revitalization Act required the inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical research. Today, just over half of NIH-funded clinical-research participants are women. We know much more about the …

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More Money in Your (University's) Pocket

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NIH announced that all Institutes will increase their contribution to an awardee's salary to a base level of $100,000 for K08 and K23 awardees beginning with new applications due on February 12, 2016.  …

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