You are Invited to Participate in a Pilot of Data Management and Sharing Plan Templates
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is an association of federal agencies, research policy organizations and academic research institutions with the mission of streamlining the administration of federally sponsored research and create resources that are available to the research enterprise. We have work closely with them over the years on various activities, including efforts to implement our Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy that went into effect in January. Since March, we have engaged with FDP to pilot test two DMS plan templates. These templates were developed in close collaboration with staff and leader...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 30, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Administrative Burden applications data management Data sharing FDP Source Type: funding

Case Study in Research Integrity: This Application Feels Familiar
Imagine you are reviewing an application for an NIH study section meeting, and you come across an application that seems just a bit too familiar. The scientific question falls within your wheelhouse. The methods and strategies seem spot on. And isn’t that how you format your text? In this case study, we will discuss how plagiarism in the grant application process is handled at NIH and remind the research community about the importance of maintaining confidentiality of the peer review process. The scenario presented is based on real-world events, with all names and identifiers removed or changed. Dr. ABC found themselv...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 21, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike case study Confidentiality Peer review research misconduct Source Type: funding

November 23 (Thursday), 2023: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023 for the federal holiday (Thanksgiving 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 - November 7, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar General Source Type: funding

New FAQs on Dealing with Potentially Proprietary Data Under NIH Sharing Policies
We’ve updated our FAQs to address questions regarding concerns when sharing scientific data that could be the subject of a patent application, or that were generated under SBIR/STTR awards: Do scientific data underlying an invention that is the subject of a patent application need to be shared? If so, when? Do SBIR/STTR projects have to share scientific data under the DMS Policy? Have more questions about NIH data sharing policies? Please visit our Scientific Data Sharing site, Data Management and Sharing FAQs, and Genomic Data Sharing FAQs. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 7, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Data sharing genomic data sharing Source Type: funding

What Early Career Researchers Should Know (Part 2) – Discovering Strengths to Advance Your Research Career
Ericka Boone, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, NIH Marguerite Matthews, PhD, Program Director and co-host of Building Up the Nerve, NINDS In our second episode of a two-part NIH All About Grants mini-series, we explore ways early career researchers can align and apply their strengths to advance their professional development. Dr. Marguerite Matthews, a program director and co-host of Building Up the Nerve with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at the NIH Office of Extramural Research, joi...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 6, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources biomedical research workforce podcast postdocs Source Type: funding

Reviewers, Some Handy Resources to Help With Required Training
Most reviewers participating in review meetings in early 2024 are required to complete 2 training modules before they can access their assigned applications in the Internet Assisted Review (IAR) module. The training, to be taken once every 3 years, is designed to raise awareness of bias in review and actions that breach the integrity of peer review (See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-23-156 and Open Mike blog). Two resources are available to help reviewers: An eRA webpage: Take Required Review Integrity & Bias Awareness Training An updated eRA video tutorial: For Reviewers: You Received an IAR Invitation. Now What? ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 3, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources eRA Peer review Source Type: funding

Use Our New Workflow to Check if the Single IRB Requirements Apply
If your next new or competing renewal application includes human subjects research, take advantage of NIH’s new Single IRB (sIRB) Requirement Determination Workflow (PDF) to help determine whether your project is subject to the single institutional review board (IRB) requirements. Follow the steps in the Workflow PDF to ascertain whether your research falls under the NIH sIRB Policy or the revised Common Rule Cooperative Research sIRB mandate. Learn more about Single IRB for Multi-Site or Cooperative Research requirements. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 1, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources human subjects sIRB Source Type: funding

Opportunity for Outstanding DEIA Mentors to Apply for Supplemental Funding
Guest blog by Dr. Marie Bernard, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH. Originally posted on the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity blog. Marie A. Bernard, M.D. NIH Office of the Director/Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity I am pleased to announce the availability of administrative supplements that recognize the essential role of effective mentorship in developing future researchers and building a diverse scientific workforce. Through the reissue of a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) led by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office, NIH ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 1, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: blog Open Mike Biomedical Workforce Source Type: funding

Trends in NIH-Supported Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research: FYs 2009-2022
I often hear concerns raised that NIH does not fund enough basic research, or enough applied research for that matter. Basically, the concerns center around what is the correct balance. It is an important point to consider, as a better understanding of these wider research areas can shed light on NIH’s approach to higher-level priority setting and funding decisions. To get at this question, we leveraged the Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system and looked at trends in NIH funding of these areas between fiscal years (FYs) 2009 and 2022. For the purpose of this analysis, we used projects reported...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 31, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike basic research clinical research Funding data RCDC Source Type: funding

Your Feedback Sought on Proposed Updates to Research Misconduct Regulations
For the first time in nearly two decades, the regulations and policies governing how we address research misconduct associated with NIH (and other Public Health Service) funding are being updated. We are sharing this announcement on behalf of our colleagues with the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to ensure we continue maintaining and promoting research integrity of NIH-supported research. The notable changes center around clarifying definitions, explaining procedures for handling allegations, imposing administrative compliance actions, and the appeals process. These steps build upon the existing regulations whil...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 24, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Request For Information (RFI) Research integrity research misconduct Source Type: funding

Announcing a Simplified Review Framework for NIH Research Project Grant Applications
This blog has been co-authored with Noni Byrnes, Director, Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Cross-posted on the Review Matters blog. Noni Byrnes, Ph.D., Director of NIH Center for Scientific Review Mike Lauer, M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH As we have discussed in previous blogs, NIH has heard concerns from the extramural community about the complexity of the peer review process for research project grants (RPGs) and the increasing responsibilities of peer reviewers in policy compliance. NIH has also heard concerns about the potential for reputational bias to affect peer review outcomes. A...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 19, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Peer review RPG Source Type: funding

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Webinar Available and 2023 Application Cycle Closing Soon!
Applying for an NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award? The LRP Technical Assistance Webinar takes an in-depth look at the LRP application components and more. This year’s application cycle closes on November 16, 2023, so there’s still time to submit your application. If you have any additional questions, the LRP information center is available to assist Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 19, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources loan repayment program Source Type: funding

November 10 (Friday), 2023: NIH Closed for the Federal Holiday
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 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 18, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar General Source Type: funding

New Prior Approval Capability Joins Suite of Options in eRA Commons
A new type of prior approval is available to NIH recipients in eRA Commons as of October 12, joining a menu of other prior approval requests.  Recipients of NIH awards are now required to use the ‘Other Request’ type in Prior Approval to submit any changes to their approved Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMS Plans) to NIH officials (see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-23-185 and eRA news item). In the eRA Commons’ Prior Approval module: On the Prior Approval screen, select “Other Request” and a table will list eligible awards. Click “initiate” on the eligible award to initiate an Other Request type....
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 17, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Tips Before You Submit eRA Commons Source Type: funding

Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Due December 1, 2023
Domestic institutions with an approved Domestic Animal Welfare Assurance are reminded that Annual Reports for the reporting period October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, are due to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) by December 1, 2023. (NOT-OD-24-008). These reports cover the October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023 reporting period. The following information must be reported: Any change in the institution’s AAALAC International accreditation status; Any change in the institution’s animal care program and use as described in PHS Policy section IV.A.1.a-i.; Any change in the I...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 13, 2023 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Animal Welfare OLAW Reporting Source Type: funding