Rock Talk: New Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

Rebecca Helton, MA

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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IScientist 2019: A MeTooSTEM Perspective

Teresa Swanson, PhD

Science needs people to raise their voices, to refuse the status quo. Science needs people like you.

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Detouring Around the IRB: New Regulations from HHS

The Edge for Scholars

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed revisions this week to modernize regulations protecting the safety of research participants.  One of the most important results of the proposed changes …

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Academics Breathe Easier with House NIH 2018 Proposal

Britteny Watson-Ivey

Academics opposed to a White House proposal to cut indirect costs from NIH grants can breath a bit easier. The House of Representatives has rejected the White House’s plan …

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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 …

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What Does Bitcoin Have to Do with Medicine & Science? Maybe a Lot.

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

I tried to understand bitcoin. I ended up learning about blockchain. And then, I had an idea....

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Rock Talk: NIH Human Subjects Training Earns AMA CEUs

Rebecca Helton, MA

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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Darwins' Balls Update!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Thank you all for the amazing roll out for the 5th Annual Darwins’ Balls Bracket Challenge for STEM Education. We had a CRAZY amount of success this year. Just for …

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How to Be Heard by Legislators

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

The NIH budget is not final. Contact your representatives about programs you value & the need for increased investigator-initiated funding.

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