Helping You Comply with the Data Management and Sharing Policy Through eRA System Validations
No one wants to find out they’ve missed a requirement when it’s too late to do anything about it.   Our eRA Systems (e.g., ASSIST, eRA Commons) perform several business rule validations to support our Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy implementation. The validations ensure the DMS Plan, associated budget line item, and budget justification are included when the DMS Policy applies and are not included when it doesn’t.  By flagging each active funding opportunity announcement (FOA) as requiring a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan or not, we are able to compare opportunity expectations against your applic...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 7, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit Data sharing eRA Source Type: funding

Encouraging Use of the PHS Assignment Request Form in Applications
You have likely come across the Public Health Service (PHS) assignment request form when putting together your grant application. It’s optional, but we encourage applicants to fill it out. This form is available in nearly all competing NIH application form packages and allows you to provide specific application assignment and review information to referral and review staff. Applicants may suggest NIH Institute/Center/Office (ICO) assignments, particular study sections, names of people who may have a conflict with reviewing the application, and areas of expertise needed for the review. The information provided is not incl...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 27, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike application forms Peer review Source Type: funding

Sample DMS Plans To Get You Started
Working on your Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan? Check out our selection of sample DMS Plans for inspiration! We have made these sample DMS Plans available for educational purposes only. Note that these samples are not intended to be used as templates and their use does not guarantee approval by NIH. The various sample DMS Plans may reflect additional expectations established by NIH or specific NIH Institutes, Centers, or Offices that go beyond the DMS Policy. Applicants will need to ensure that their Plan reflects any additional, applicable expectations (including from NIH policies and any ICO- or program-specifi...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 11, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Data sharing Source Type: funding

Revisit Funding Opportunity Announcements Within 30 Days of the Due Date
Many NIH funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) have multiple due dates each year for up to three years. A lot can change over three years (e.g., application form updates, implementation of new policies, changes to due dates, institutes can add or discontinue participation on an FOA). Here’s the good news … We talk about big changes – like new data management and sharing policies – months to years ahead of implementation. So, you can learn about upcoming changes by following the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (subscribe for weekly updates) and the Extramural Nexus blog (subscribe for real-time or monthly upd...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 11, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit funding opportunity announcement Source Type: funding

DMS Plan Tip: Leave the Hypertext at Home
As you develop your Data Management and Sharing Plans, make sure you do not include hypertext (e.g., hyperlinks and URLs) in the DMS Plan attachment. Our hyperlink policy applies to DMS Plans as well, and NIH may withdraw your application from consideration if you include them. Don’t risk it! Be sure to include the name of the proposed data repository but do not provide the link or URL. For more format guidance and other details on what to include, see the Writing a Data Management & Sharing Plan page. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 10, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Data sharing Source Type: funding

Should Multiple DMS Plans Be Submitted With Each Application for Funding, Including Large, Multicomponent Awards?
No. The Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy expects only one DMS Plan to be submitted with each application and does not expect separate Plans to be developed for individual projects under that application. In multicomponent applications, the DMS Plan must be in included in the Overall component. Applicants are encouraged to determine whether and how to coordinate responsibilities with respect to Plans with all Program Directors/Principal Investigators and all Key Personnel on the same application. For more frequently asked questions on the DMS Policy, see the FAQ page. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 10, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Data sharing Source Type: funding

Does the DMS Policy Apply To Training Activities, Including Training Programs And Fellowship Programs?
No. The Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy does not apply to awards for Training Programs (e.g., Ts, D43) and Fellowship Programs (Fs); however, Research Career Programs (Ks) are subject to the DMS Policy. While Training and Fellowship Programs are not subject to the DMS Policy, NIH encourages trainees and fellows to consider integrating data management and sharing practices into their activities if appropriate. Please see a complete list of NIH activity codes subject to the DMS Policy. For other activity codes subject to the DMS Policy that also include a training or infrastructure development component, applicants...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 10, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Data sharing fellowship Training Source Type: funding

Your Questions on Human Subjects Research, Answered
If you’re conducting research with human subjects, you might have questions about HHS regulations and NIH policies and how you can prepare proposals and inclusion plans. HHS and NIH experts address many of these questions, along with resources, guidance, and case studies in a 2-part webinar series focused on Human Subjects Research Policies, Clinical Trials, and Inclusion (Day 1 and Day 2). Feel free to break out the popcorn and binge the whole video or check out these sections for the information you need: How Do I Know If A Research Study Is Human Subjects Research? What to Know About FWAs and IRBs to Get Your Grant M...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 10, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Clinical Trials human subjects Inclusion NIH grants conference Source Type: funding

February 20 (Monday), 2023: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023 for the federal holiday (Washington’s Birthday). If a grant application due date falls on a federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 9, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar holiday Source Type: funding

January 16 (Monday), 2023: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 for the federal holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.). If a grant application due date falls on a federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 6, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar holiday Source Type: funding

New Overview Video for Status Screens for SOs and PIs
The updated Status Screen Overview (SO & PD/PI) video demonstrates the differences between the status screens used by the Signing Official (SO) and the status screens used by the Principal Investigator (PI), along with its capabilities. The video reflects SO status screens updated in October 2022 to the new visual appearance being adopted by other eRA modules (See eRA news). This video and the recently released Signing Official: Finding Information (SO Only) tutorial can be found on the eRA Videos page. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 6, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources eRA Commons Source Type: funding

3 Ways to Prepare for the 2023 NIH Grants Conference
The NIH Grants Conference is just around the corner (February 1-2), but there’s plenty to do on the conference site now! This event is absolutely free, so register today. Once registered, visit the site and use our nifty tool to build your own personalized agenda, get a jump on viewing on-demand resources ahead of the conference, or explore the Exhibit Hall and make a plan to engage with staff from the NIH Institutes and programs during the conference. Don’t forget to save each of the dates on your calendar now: February 1 and February 2. Here are three ways to prepare now to make the most of the conference and start t...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 5, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories NIH grants conference Source Type: funding

2022: A Year in Review
This past year, 2022, has been an eventful one. Our policies and programs supporting the future biomedical workforce led to a record number of newly funded early-stage investigators and to many fellows and trainees receiving childcare cost reimbursements. Our focus on integrity and transparency and objectivity in NIH-supported research continued, bolstered by White House guidance on research security and researcher responsibilities. We now require stronger recipient notifications, safety plans for NIH-supported conferences, and behavioral codes of conduct as part of ending the culture of harassment in biomedical science. L...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 4, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Funding data grants conference Source Type: funding

Behavioral Codes of Conduct for NIH Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce that the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) was recently updated, replacing the December 2021 version as standard terms and conditions of award. The updated GPS applies to all awards issued on or after October 1, 2022. Consistent with longstanding federal regulations (45 CFR 75.303), institutions receiving NIH support will now be required to have internal controls to assure compliance with terms and conditions of award. These internal controls include behavioral codes of conduct to assure safe and healthful working conditions for their employees and foster work environments conducive to high-quali...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 29, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike anti-harassment Compliance GPS Source Type: funding

NIH All About Grants Podcast – Application Preparation Timelines
Kasima Garst, Systems Policy Analyst, NIH OER Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration Avery Tucker, Grants Policy Officer, NIH OER Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration This NIH All About Grants podcast episode walks through the timelines you should keep in mind when preparing an NIH grant application (MP3 / Transcript). Avery Tucker and Kasima Garst from the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration within the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research join us for this conversation. We will touch on the funding cycle calendar, understanding the dates in funding opportunity announ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 20, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources application submission applications podcast submission date Source Type: funding