Changes for Genomic Data Sharing Plans
In an effort to reduce burden, NIH will no longer request separate sharing plans for research subject to both the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (GDS Policy) and the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy). For due dates on or after January 25, 2023, applicants should provide a single Data Management and Sharing Plan that addresses considerations for both policies. This Plan will be submitted at the time of application. See NOT-OD-22-198 for details and other considerations. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 31, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Data sharing genomic data sharing Source Type: funding

Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities Webinar on September 15
Are you ready to transition to a fully independent position as an investigator, faculty member, clinician scientist, or scientific team member? The NIH has a variety of programs to help you establish your career in research. To explore your options and hear application advice directly from NIH experts, plan to take part in this multi-presentation and discussion of Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities on September 15, 2022. Our experts will provide an overview of opportunities for early-stage investigators, discuss how networking and mentoring can strengthen your chances for success, and show you where to find reso...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 30, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories Early Stage Investigators Grants policy NIH grants conference Source Type: funding

Webinar Resources: Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
The new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy is coming in 2023, but you can prepare now! For an overview of the policy and what it means for you, see the following resources on the Learning page of the NIH Scientific Data Sharing website: Webinar recording: Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Resource slide deck including list of helpful links If you haven’t registered for the next webinar of the series on September 22, Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, we encourage you to do so now. In this webinar, we will be expanding on information provided in Part...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 30, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Data sharing Grants policy Source Type: funding

Announcing the 2023 NIH Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle and a New LRP Director
As we approach September, the next NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is upon us. The Extramural LRP has six subcategories that aim to recruit and retain highly qualified biomedical and behavioral scientists to engage in NIH-mission relevant research. The next application cycle opens September 1, 2022 and closes November 17, 2022. For those interested in applying, we are also hosting several activities designed to help you prepare a successful application: NIH Loan Repayment Programs: Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers: August 25, 2022 Twitter Chat: September 8, 2022 LRP Technical Assistance Web...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 22, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike application loan repayment program LRP Source Type: funding

September 5 (Monday), 2022: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 for the federal holiday (Labor 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 - August 19, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar federal holiday General Source Type: funding

Reminder to Review Accuracy of Grant Information Before October 3, 2022
We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are provided in grant applications, recipient officials may want to make changes in how that information is reflected in NIH systems. See this Nexus post for more on how and why schools and departments are assigned to NIH grants. NIH’s fiscal year ends on September 30, 2022, so now is the time for Signing Officials to verify the ac...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 11, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories eRA Commons NIH funding RePORT Source Type: funding

Preliminary Data on Childcare Cost Support for National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows
In April 2021, recognizing the high cost of childcare, NIH began allowing recipients of full-time National Research Service Awards (NRSA) fellowships to request support for childcare costs. Fellows could make these requests in new and continuation applications or as administrative supplements to existing awards. Each fellow is now eligible to receive up to $2,500 per budget period to defray childcare costs. Here, we share preliminary data on childcare cost requests and issuances. NIH received 229 childcare requests in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and 357 requests in FY 2022 from NRSA fellows (Table 1). We issued 228 childcare cos...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 10, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike childcare cost Family Friendly fellowship NRSA Source Type: funding

2022-2023 Virtual NIH Grants Conference and PreCon Events: New Name! New Approach! Deeper Dive!
Reimagine:  to reinterpret (an event, work of art, etc.) imaginatively; rethink If you have followed my blogs through the years, you know I am a huge fan of an NIH event focused on bringing the extramural research community together with NIH experts to share knowledge, perspectives, guidance, and resources on the NIH grants process and policies. The event has evolved through the years in format, reach, and trans-NIH involvement. Each year, I thought its success would be hard to top…yet somehow it happened. For decades it was known as the “NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration.” We capped ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 8, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike General grants conference virtual seminar Source Type: funding

FORMS-H Coming for January 2023 Due Dates
Applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2023 must use updated application forms and instructions identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-H” (NOT-OD-22-195). The primary change to the updated application forms is the addition of an “Other Plan(s)” attachment on the PHS 398 Research Plan and PHS 398 Career Development Supplemental forms as part of the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Applicants must attach the required Data Management and Sharing Plan in this new field in FORMS-H applications (NOT-OD-22-189). Although NIH Data Sharin...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 8, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories application policy applications Forms FORMS-H Source Type: funding

Implementation Updates for the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, Acting Associate Director for Science Policy and Acting Director of the NIH Office of Science Policy As we work towards the January 25, 2023 effective date of the new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, we continue to develop resources and implementation information to help the community prepare (see recently released NOT-OD-22-189). For some scientific communities, data sharing is already standard and things will largely be business as usual. For others, this policy may require some pretty big adjustments. We acknowledge that there will be a learning curve. We will be supporting you with add...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 5, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Data sharing genomic data sharing Source Type: funding

Extended Grants.gov Downtime Impacts September 22-30 Due Dates
Grants.gov will migrate their services to the cloud during an extended downtime from Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET through Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. We successfully migrated our own eRA systems to the cloud in April 2020 and understand the planning, coordination, and time required for the effort. The downtime, though necessary, will have significant impact on the preparation and submission of grant applications to NIH. To mitigate the impact, NIH due dates that fall on or between Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 30, 2022 will move to October 3, 2022, with the following caveats and...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 3, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories applications General grants.gov Source Type: funding

NIH All About Grants Podcast – Sex As a Biological Variable
Dr. Chyren Hunter, Associate Director for Basic and Translational Research,NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health NIH expects that sex as a biological variable (SABV) will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in pre-clinical and clinical studies. Accounting for SABV helps interpret and validate research findings, as well as enhances the rigor, reproducibility, and applicability of biomedical research. But how exactly do you account for SABV? Dr. Chyren Hunter with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health explains more in this NIH All About Grants podcast episode (MP3 / Transcript). She out...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 21, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources biological variables podcast rigor SABV Source Type: funding

New NRSA Stipend/Salary FAQs
If you receive support through an institutional research training grant or individual fellowship, you may have wondered: How is the initial NRSA stipend level determined for postdoctoral trainees and fellows? When can I expect my stipend payments to increase if NIH announces a stiped increase during my appointment to a training grant? You can find the answers to these questions and more in our new Stipend/Salary FAQs on the NIH Research Training and Career Development website. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 20, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources NRSA stipends Training Source Type: funding

What Demographic Information Does NIH Collect on Researchers, and How Is It Used?
NIH collects demographic information including sex, ethnicity, race, and disability status from researchers as part of their eRA personal profile. Providing demographic information is voluntary and an option exists to select “Do not wish to provide” for each category. The demographic data collected are confidential and used for aggregate statistical reporting only, not for consideration of funding of individual grant applications. Collecting demographic data as part of the eRA personal profile provides information for NIH to better understand its supported research workforce and program participation. For more, please ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 20, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Administrative Data eRA Source Type: funding

Register Today for the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy 2-Part Webinar Series
Make sure you’re prepared for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy, coming January 25, 2023! We invite you to join experts from the NIH Office of Science Policy and the NIH Office of Extramural Research for an informative and interactive webinar series focused on what the DMS policy means for applicants, awardees and institutions. Register now for this 2-part series A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy. In this series, our policy experts will break down what the policy means for you and discuss key factors to consider when sharing data. Don’t miss this ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 19, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Top Stories Data sharing Source Type: funding