FORMS-H: Instructions, Forms, and a Handy Checklist
Hopefully, you’ve seen our notices (NOT-OD-22-195, NOT-OD-23-012), tweets, and previous Nexus posts (FORMS-H Coming for January 2023 Due Dates, Gearing Up for Transition to FORMS-H Application Forms, data sharing posts, genomic data sharing posts) regarding our pending transition to an updated set of grant application forms we refer to as FORMS-H and the implementation of new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) requirements. If so, you already know that you must use FORMS-H forms for grant application due dates on or after January 25, 2023 and that our forms and instructions have been updated to support the new sharing ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 31, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories application policy Data sharing FORMS-H Source Type: funding

Human Subjects Research: Policies, Clinical Trials, & Inclusion on December 6-7
Are you working with human subjects in your research and wondering about how HHS regulations and NIH policies apply, how to prepare a research proposal, or how to develop inclusion plans? Join experts from the NIH Division of Human Subjects Research and HHS Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) for answers to these questions and more at the Human Subjects Research: Policies, Clinical Trials, & Inclusion event on December 6 and 7, 2022. During this 2-day virtual event, these NIH and HHS experts will share policies, resources, guidance, and case studies in this informative and engaging, live event. Check out the fu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 31, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories human subjects Inclusion NIH grants conference Source Type: funding

November 11 (Friday), 2022: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 for the federal holiday (Veterans Day). 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 - October 28, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar holiday Source Type: funding

Feedback Sought on Strengthening Capacity for Emergency Clinical Trials
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and National Security council recently released a Request for Information seeking ideas on strengthening the national capacity of clinical trial infrastructure and emergency clinical trials. An OSTP blog discusses the importance of having a robust clinical trial infrastructure prepared for an emergency as well as the importance of inclusive and well-designed studies. Echoing the OSTP post, it is a good time to look back on our clinical trial efforts as the public health emergency moves into a new phase. What worked? What did not? How can we apply lessons learne...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 28, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Clinical Trials Request For Information (RFI) Source Type: funding

Where Should My Data Management and Sharing Plan Be Included in My Application for Funding?
For applications being developed for due dates on/after January 25, 2023, Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plans will be collected in a NEW field called “Other Plans” on the PHS 398 Research Plan and Career Development Award forms. See Writing a DMS Plan for the details on what to include in a Plan. Note that any costs to support data management and sharing should be accounted for in either the R&R Detailed Budget Form or the PHS 398 Modular Budget Form along with a brief justification of those costs. See Budgeting for DMS and the Application Instructions for details. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 28, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer application policy Data sharing Source Type: funding

Navigating New Status Screens in eRA Commons
Several Status screens in eRA Commons moved to a new visual appearance on October 27 [see Oct. 25 eRA News (screens for signing officials) and Oct. 3 eRA News (screens for both SOs and principal investigators)]. Note that this means that there are new ways to navigate to the information you need and new methods to quickly find what you are looking for in Status. Here is a primer: Looking for action items? Click the three-dot ellipsis next to a grant number to see a drop-down menu of action items. Aiming to navigate to another module? Click the apps menu, located in the upper left of the blue header to see a dropdown of...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 27, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources eRA eRA Commons Source Type: funding

Signing Officials Can Choose to Bypass 2-day Viewing Window for Administrative Supplements
To speed up the system processing of electronic administrative supplements, signing officials (SOs) have the option to bypass the 2-day application viewing window and allow the application to go straight to staff for processing (see NOT-OD-23-011). The SO will use the Status module in eRA Commons to search for Recent/Pending eSubmissions, locate the administrative supplement application(s) within the 2-day window period and click the ‘Verify’ link in the Action column. Once the SO confirms the choice, the application will be immediately released for agency processing. Note that once this bypass option is exercised, the...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 27, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories administrative supplements eRA Commons Source Type: funding

You Do the Research, NIH Repays Your Student Loans – Apply by November 17
Discussion on #LRPchat features even more tips and FAQs (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 25, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories loan repayment program Source Type: funding

What Should I Include in the Project Outcomes Section of My Progress Report?
The Project Outcomes section of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) provides information about the cumulative outcomes or findings of the project. This information is made available to the public through NIH RePORTER, so take that into account when completing this section! As noted in the RPPR Instruction Guide, Project Outcome summaries should not exceed half a page and must be written according to the following guidelines: Is written for the general public in clear, concise, and comprehensible language Is suitable for dissemination to the general public, as the information may be available electronically Do...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 24, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Clinical Trials human subjects RPPR Source Type: funding

Top 4 Tips for Navigating Early Career Opportunities
Are you in the early stages of your research career and looking to understand opportunities at NIH? Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at NIH, shares her top four tips for navigating early career opportunities: Review NIH Institute and Center (IC) priorities and goals, as they can differ by IC and programs. Learn the NIH application and review process, and study successful grant applications. Normalize reaching out! Make early contact with NIH program officers, and stay connected with your mentors & collaborators. Sign up for alerts of new funding opportunity announcements (FOA...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 21, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit applications biomedical research workforce Early Stage Investigators fellowship K award Source Type: funding

UNITE CO-CHAIRS ’ CORNER: Announcing the Inaugural UNITE Progress Report
Guest post originally published on the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Office Blog. Today we published our first NIH UNITE Progress Report! Covering Fiscal Years 2021–2022, the UNITE Progress Report describes NIH’s actions to identify and address structural racism that may exist within the NIH and in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise. It discusses UNITE’s initial efforts across four focus areas that aim to elevate health disparities and minority health research across institutes and centers (ICs), promote equity in the NIH-supported biomedical and behavioral research ecosystem, p...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 20, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Marie A. Bernard Tags: blog Open Mike COVID-19 scientific workforce diversity UNITE Source Type: funding

NIH All About Grants Podcast: Responsible Conduct of Research and Training
Karen Wehner, PhD, Office of Research Integrity, HHS Ericka Boone, PhD, Office of Extramural Research, NIH A fundamental part of one’s growth as a researcher is understanding how scientific investigation is practiced with integrity, and knowing when and how to apply professional norms and ethical principles throughout the research process. To promote research integrity, NIH-supported trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars must receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Join us for this episode of the NIH All About Grants podcast to learn more about the format, frequency, and timing of RCR in...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 19, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources applications RCR Training Source Type: funding

Follow-Up Career Stage Analyses of Applications Submitted During the Pandemic (Part 6)
Our series of blog posts on the distributions of gender and race of designated principal investigators (PIs) of R01 and RPG applications submitted before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic continues today. When looking back, posts from April 2022, October 2021, June 2021, and July 2020 did not show any particularly marked differences in the high-level demographics of designated PIs during the course of the pandemic. In response to reader comments, we looked at applications broken down by career stage in June 2022. It was interesting to notice slowly increasing trends in the proportions of early stage investigat...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 13, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications COVID-19 Funding data Source Type: funding

Virtual Workshop: Learn How To Report Your NIH-funded Publications Using My Bibliography
Congratulations on your successful NIH grant proposal! As part of the post-award process, you will now have to create and send in annual and final reports (RPPRs) on your progress. This workshop on November 11 introduces tips and tricks for use of NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting, and includes a Q&A portion for participants. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities. In this workshop you will learn: What is needed for NIH Public Access compliance How to submit your recently accepted publication through the ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 10, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar ncbi RPPR Source Type: funding

Webinar Resources: Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
The January 25, 2023 implementation date for the new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy is right around the corner. Now is a great time to explore the many resources and materials to help the community prepare for the new policy! In August and September, NIH hosted a 2-part webinar series to help the community understand the DMS policy and answer your questions. Webinar recordings and materials are now available on the Learning page of the NIH Scientific Data Sharing website. We encourage you to view the recordings if you missed the live events! Part I of the series was dedicated to understanding the policy basics an...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 7, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Data sharing genomic data sharing Source Type: funding