NIH All About Grants Podcast – Phase III Trials
Dawn Corbett, M.P.H., NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer Christine Hunter, Ph.D.,  Acting Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH NIH’s definition of a Phase III clinical trial is quite broad, including drug studies, device studies, behavioral interventions, epidemiological studies, community trials, and more. Phase III trials are usually large, prospective trials that compare two or more interventions against other standard or experimental interventions. In this next episode of our NIH All About Grants podcast (MP3 / Transcript) we explain what a Phase III trial is, how it compares to o...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 5, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Clinical Trials podcast valid analysis Source Type: funding

Gearing Up for Transition to FORMS-H Application Forms
As announced over the summer, NIH requires the use of updated application forms (FORMS-H) for due dates on or after January 25, 2023. We will begin adding FORMS-H application packages to active funding opportunity announcements and FORMS-H application form instructions to the How to Apply – Application Guide page as early as October 25 to prepare for the transition. The intended due date for your application determines the correct form version to use. DO use FORMS-G form version for application due dates on or before January 24, 2023 DO use FORMS-H form version for application due dates on or after January 25, 2023 DO N...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 29, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories application policy FORMS-H Source Type: funding

Supplemental Information on the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing
The NIH released new supplemental information for the implementation of the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS): Protecting Privacy When Sharing Human Research Participant Data  Responsible Management and Sharing of American Indian/Alaska Native Participant Data  These resources are part of NIH’s efforts to prepare the research community for the January 25, 2023 effective date of the DMS Policy. For additional materials on the implementation of the DMS Policy, see the NIH Scientific Data Sharing website. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 27, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Data sharing human subjects Source Type: funding

Data on Number of Research Project Grants per Principal Investigator
Earlier this year, we posted a blog about inequalities in Research Project Grant (RPG) support for extramural principal investigators (PIs). The blog was based on a paper we published in which we showed, among other things, that well-funded PIs not only were supported by more money but also by a larger number of distinct grants. Over 80% of the PIs in the top centile (top 1%) of funding were supported by two or more grants, compared to only 33% of the PIs in the bottom 99%. Many comments to that post requested data on time-related trends of number of RPGs supporting individual PIs. Figure 1 shows exactly that. In Fiscal Ye...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 26, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Funding data grants RPG Source Type: funding

Center for Scientific Review 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
Noni Byrnes, Ph.D., Director of NIH Center for Scientific Review Guest post by Noni Byrnes, originally released on the NIH Center for Scientific Review’s Review Matters blog I am pleased to announce the release of the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. CSR is entrusted with most of the peer review that enables NIH to support a broad range of biomedical research. Our primary goal, to ensure that peer review identifies the strongest, most promising science, depends upon an evaluation process that is fair, independent, expert, timely and free from inappropriate influences. This plan delineates a ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 22, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Noni Byrnes Tags: blog Open Mike CSR Peer review Source Type: funding

October 10 (Monday), 2022: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 for the federal holiday (Columbus 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 - September 16, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar federal holiday General Source Type: funding

Subscribe to Receive Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
What better way to ring in the weekend than with a table of contents of the latest funding opportunities and policy notices from across NIH? Subscribe to receive the weekly table of contents emails (usually on Friday afternoon) from the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, including direct links to all funding opportunities and notices published during the week. The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is how we communicate funding opportunities, changes in policy, and other updates. Compliance with these policy updates also becomes a term and condition of award. NIH incorporates these notices into the annual update of the N...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 16, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit funding opportunities NIH Guide Source Type: funding

Reminders About Financial Conflicts of Interest and Other Support
A recent study from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) affirmed that NIH  grant recipients play a key role in protecting the integrity and security of U.S. biomedical research, in part through requiring Investigators to disclose all of their significant financial interests and all sources of their other support. As noted by the OIG, failures by some recipients to disclose substantial contributions of resources from foreign entities (including foreign governments) have raised concerns about threats to the integrity of NIH-supported research. In response to the OIG recommendations, we are reminding grant applicants a...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 16, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike FCOI other support Research integrity Source Type: funding

Research Misconduct & Detrimental Research Practices Webinar on October 14
What is research misconduct and what are some detrimental research practices? Research Integrity Officers from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), HHS and NIH will help answer this question and more at the Research Misconduct & Detrimental Research Practices event on October 14. Join us to discuss Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on handling research misconduct allegations, responsibilities of an institution receiving PHS funds, and red flags that may help to avoid misconduct in research. Experts will explore interpersonal, institutional, and professional responsibilities in the overall ethical conduct of re...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 16, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories NIH grants conference virtual seminar Source Type: funding

It ’s a Great Time to Explore Resources at the NIH Grants Conference Exhibit Hall
Whether you’re looking for a bird’s eye view of the grants process or a deep dive into the details, the 2022-2023 Virtual NIH Grants Conference Center and its amazing NIH Exhibit Hall can help you get started. Imagine walking through an exhibit hall with booths and presentation signage…but virtually! The NIH Exhibit Hall remains open for you to visit 24/7 now through the main conference in February 2023. Take advantage of the time to peruse these resources and attend monthly events on different topics in the meantime. After registering, you’ll be able to log in and explore the wide array of resources in the virtual...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 16, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources NIH grants conference virtual seminar Source Type: funding

Continued Extension of Policy Flexibilities for Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans (BESH)
NIH has extended flexibilities for registration and results reporting for studies submitted to basic experimental studies with humans (BESH) funding opportunities. This policy flexibility, originally announced in NOT-OD-18-212, is now extended through September 24, 2024. While BESH investigators are strongly encouraged to register their studies and report summary results to ClinicalTrials.gov, NIH is continuing to offer the flexibility for investigators to register and report results on alternative publicly available platforms at this time. It is important to note that this flexibility only applies to studies submitted th...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 15, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories BESH human subjects Source Type: funding

Case Study in Research Integrity: You Can Disagree, Without Being Disagreeable
We are committed to ensuring a safe and respectful workplace wherever NIH-supported research occurs. Be it at a recipient institution, at a conference where scientific ideas are exchanged, or in our own intramural labs, everybody deserves to work in an environment that is free of harassment, bullying, intimidation, threats, or other disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. Likewise, this goes for NIH program officers, scientific review officers (SROs), grants management specialists, and other extramural staff who are dedicated to helping NIH fulfill its mission to improve the public’s health. Unfortunately, we are seeing ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 14, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike anti-harassment NIH staff non-discrimination Research integrity Source Type: funding

OLAW Not Accepting Requests for Semiannual Facility Inspection Waivers Due to COVID-19 as of October 1, 2022
Effective October 1, 2022, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will no longer accept requests for waivers to conduct the semiannual facility inspections due to COVID-19, as described in NOT-OD-22-207. Existing OLAW-approved waivers due to COVID-19 will also expire on October 1, 2022. All Assured institutions, including those with expiring waivers, will be expected to conduct semiannual facility inspections as scheduled and required by the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Institutions are encouraged to implement or continue employing the flexibilities described on OLA...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 13, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Animal Welfare COVID-19 OLAW Source Type: funding

NIH Repays Up to $50,000/Year of Educational Debt for Researchers
Discussion on #LRPchat features even more tips and FAQs Contact an LRP Program Officer to discuss your research (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 9, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit loan repayment program LRP Source Type: funding

Register Today! Implementing the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Part II – Diving Deeper
Mark your calendar for Part II of our webinar series on the new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy! Our September 22nd session will take a deeper dive into the details of the DMS Policy including information such as considerations for privacy protections for sharing human participant data, when working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, how the DMS Policy interacts with the Genomic Data Sharing Policy, and more! This webinar event will include a pre-recorded panel discussion with our policy experts plus over 30 minutes of LIVE Q&A from the audience. We hope to see you there! (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 1, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories Data sharing genomic data sharing Source Type: funding