Updated Resources for Registration in eRA Commons
Simplified wizard-like screens will greet signing officials who are completing the one-time registration for their organization in eRA Commons. The updated Registration screens accommodate SAM-issued Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs) and will pre-populate institutional information based on available active registration data in SAM.gov. Note that assignment of a UEI is sufficient to register in eRA Commons while your full SAM.gov registration is being processed, though pre-population of SAM.gov data is not available. While the registration process remains the same, the link to the registration screens has changed to https://...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 9, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources eRA Commons UEI Source Type: funding

Check Your Application for Completeness Before Submitting
We really care about the details. It is important to a fair review that all applicants competing together for funding have adhered to the same rules. It is also important that your application is submitted in a way that allows us to efficiently process your application and make it available for funding consideration. Consequently, your application will be checked at Grants.gov, by our eRA systems and finally by our staff before it is referred for review. This may sound daunting, but the key to getting through this series of application checks is simple: Follow the application guide and funding opportunity announcemen...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 9, 2022 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit applications Source Type: funding

FY 2021 By the Numbers: Extramural Grant Investments in Research
Building on my 2021 reflections from January, we are presenting fiscal year (FY) 2021 extramural investments in research. The grant funding and success rate data presented here are in line with other related “By The Numbers” posts focusing on NIH’s annual enacted appropriations. Historical data may be found in the NIH Data Book, with FY 2021 data to be published soon. Spending related to special appropriations for coronavirus may be found using RePORTER’s advanced search capabilities. In FY2021 NIH spent $32.3 billion of its total $42.9 billion appropriation for competing and noncompeting awards . This is a 5.1...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 7, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike awards grants Success Rate Source Type: funding

Strengthening Efforts to End Harassment and Discrimination at NIH-Supported Conferences
A year ago, we began requiring plans to enhance and strengthen diversity in applications seeking funding for scientific conferences and meetings. Our guide notice NOT-OD-21-053 reiterated the long-standing expectation that recipients maintain a safe and respectful environment, free from harassment and discrimination. Building on these efforts, we are now asking recipients to proactively show how they will address safety and harassment. Conferences, unfortunately, may present increased risks for harassment compared to campus environments.  Increased harassment risks at off-campus events have been linked to a lack of awaren...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 2, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike anti-sexual harassment conference non-discrimination R13 U13 Source Type: funding

How Virtual Convenings Can Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Marie A. Bernard, M.D., NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity. Guest post by Marie A. Bernard, M.D., NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, originally posted on the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Office Blog. In the COSWD Office, we continually explore ways to foster inclusive excellence in the biomedical research enterprise. As such, I have decided to hold all COSWD seminars, conferences, and meetings entirely online throughout 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic-induced shift to online events has led to a growing body of research on the impacts of virtual scientific convening...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 24, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Marie A. Bernard Tags: blog Open Mike COVID-19 Diversity Source Type: funding