Rock Talk: PubMed Gets Interactive

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 the last few months, NLM has been running a pilot of a commenting system for PubMed’s massive database of biomedical literature. The system, PubMed Commons, allows […]

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Cash-Strapped NIH May Ask Universities to Limit Grant Applications

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 Chronicle of Higher Ed: Cash-Strapped NIH May Ask Universities to Limit Grant Applications

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News: NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

Rebecca Helton, MA

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, MA

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 has planned the launch of several programs to increase workforce diversity. I’m excited to let you know that on December 19 we issued the funding […]

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News: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies

The Edge for Scholars

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 role of sex and gender in medicine, such as that low-dose aspirin has different preventive effects in women and men, and that drugs such […]

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More Money in Your (University's) Pocket

The Edge for Scholars

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.  Many Institutes currently provide salary support up to this base level; this new rule applies to those who have not yet made […]

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New NIH Biosketch Format Required Starting January 25, 2015

The Edge for Scholars

The NIH will begin requiring biosketches in the new, five-page format for all applications submitted on or after January 25, 2015.  (Read the announcement.)  You can download a sample of the new format from the NIH website.  The list of publications has been replaced by a “Contribution to Science” section, which will require you to […]

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