All About Grants Podcast: NIH Loan Repayment Programs (Part 2) –The Application
Dr. Roya Kalantari, Program Officer, NHLBI Dr. Ericka Boone, Director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment The NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) conversation is back! And, building on Part 1, this time, we are getting into the nitty gritty of the application itself (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Division of Loan Repayment is joined by Dr. Roya Kalantari, a program officer focused on LRPs at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to discuss what you should do when preparing to apply, the various sections of the application, some tips to consider and mistakes to avoid, as well as thoughts on when seek...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 10, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants loan repayment program podcast Source Type: funding

All About Grants Podcast: NIH Loan Repayment Programs (Part 1) – An Overview
Did you know that NIH can actually help pay off some of your educational debt? Up to $50,000 worth over two years, in fact! Ericka Boone, Ph.D., Director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment Now that we have your attention, join us for this first in a two part NIH All About Grants podcast mini-series on the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Division of Loan Repayment within the NIH Office of Extramural Research, discusses the different extramural LRPs available, what exactly is “qualified educational debt” (and, importantly, what it is not), considerations for &...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 12, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Early Stage Investigators loan repayment program LRP podcast Source Type: funding

8th Annual 3Rs Symposium: Pandemic-Driven Advances June 3-4, 2021 | Virtual
The 8th joint symposium, titled “Pandemic Driven Advances,” organized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, USDA’s Animal Welfare Information Center, and Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology is scheduled for June 3rd and 4th, 2021. Join us as we bring together experts and practitioners to focus on the challenges faced during the pandemic and the successes in effectively using animal models to maximize both biomedical discovery and the 3Rs goal. Visit CAAT now to view the pre...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 4, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Calendar Animal Welfare Source Type: funding

Helping To Protect the Privacy of Participants in Non-NIH Funded Research
You likely know that for human-participant research funded wholly or in part by NIH, we automatically issue Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs) as a term and condition of award. CoCs protect identifiable, sensitive information of people who participate from being disclosed to others not associated with the study. More about the CoC policy can be found on this blog and podcast. But, for human-participant research funded by an entity other than NIH, did you know that you can reach out to us to request a CoC as well? We offer this service for certain non-NIH funded projects to strengthen the privacy protections afford...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - April 27, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike certificates of confidentiality COVID-19 human subjects Source Type: funding

New Reviewer Resources for Assessing the Vertebrate Animals Section
Developing your application and wondering how reviewers will assess the vertebrate animal section (VAS)? If so, we encourage you to check out these two new resources, a training module and cheat sheet, which are available  on the Consolidated List of Reviewer Documents webpage. The training module highlights what reviewers need to know about the information that must be included in the VAS and assists reviewers in evaluating the VAS. The cheat sheet provides an overview of the criteria required in the VAS including justifications for animal use and interventions to minimize pain, discomfort, and injury. Want to know m...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - April 14, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Animal Welfare application Peer review Source Type: funding

All About Grants Podcast: Diversity Plans for Conference Applications
You’ve seen the guide notice and read the reissued parent conference grant funding opportunity announcement, noting Diversity Plans are now required and will be considered during the review of your application. Maybe you’ve even taken some time to peruse the conference grant webpage and read this Open Mike blog… Paula Goodwin, Ph.D., Program Administration Officer, NIH Sometimes it’s helpful to hear it all explained. In this NIH All About Grants episode (MP3 / Transcript), Dr. Paula Goodwin with the NIH Office of Extramural Research discusses the Diversity Plan, why it is required for conference gr...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 15, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources conference Diversity podcast R13 scientific workforce diversity U13 Source Type: funding

All About Grants Podcast: Considerations for a Research Plan
Dr. Kentner Singleton, NIAID Dr. Lillian Kuo, NCI Thanks to a suggestion from a listener, in this NIH All About Grants episode (MP3 / Transcript) a duo of NIH program officers, Drs. Lillian Kuo from the National Cancer Institute and Kentner Singleton from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, share their advice and experience on developing a research plan for a grant application. They discuss the relationship between the specific aims and research strategy, provide suggestions for when you sit down to start writing, and share common pitfalls. More helpful advice on writing your application is available...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 22, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources podcast Research Strategy Specific Aims strategic plan Source Type: funding

Enhancing Diversity at NIH-Funded Conferences
A recent Harvard Business Review article noted that the gap between awareness and action when it comes to gender equity is ‘gender fatigue’ – a “phenomenon of simultaneously acknowledging that gender inequality exists in general while denying that it exists in one’s immediate work environment.” And the article questions why organizations are not making more progress towards gender equity, while making recommendations to avoid the mismatch. At NIH, we have and continue to focus not just on gender equity but on ensuring greater diversity in all aspects of the biomedical workforce...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 22, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike conference Diversity gender equity R13 scientific workforce diversity Sexual Harassment Source Type: funding

All About Grants Podcast: Human Subjects ’ Research Post-Award
So you have confirmed that you are doing human subjects’ research after listening to the first podcast in our human subject mini-series. And you have a clear human subjects’ protection and monitoring plan developed for your application after tuning in to the second episode in the series. Now, what should you keep in mind after the award is made? Lyndi Lahl, R.N., NIH Human Subjects’ Officer The latest NIH All About Grants podcast episode delves into just this issue (MP3 / Transcript). Lyndi Lahl, R.N., an NIH Human Subjects’ Officer, joins us (and her dog too!) in this final episode of this human su...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 5, 2021 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Compliance human subjects IRB podcast Source Type: funding

Some Thoughts Following the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan 2 Workshop
“The [NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan] policy, and the review and reporting requirements associated with it, should help ensure that children and older adults are not inappropriately excluded from clinical studies. The policy also has the potential to provide a more robust understanding of the full spectrum of participants recruited into clinical studies.” Together with my NIH colleagues Drs. Marie Bernard and Janine Clayton, we made this point in a 2018 JAMA opinion piece following the inaugural NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan workshop. Fast forward, we revisited this issue at the NIH’s Inclusion Acr...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike COVID 19 Inclusion inclusion across the lifespan Source Type: funding

“All About Grants” Podcast – Alternatives to Animals
Your experimental designs are coming into focus. Sample sizes…power analyses…and treatment conditions, oh my! And, all throughout, perhaps laboratory animals are needed. But, are they? Can you actually replace them and still rigorously test the hypothesis? If not, maybe the protocol can be refined in such a way to reduce their overall numbers, while still ensuring their humane care and use? Dr. Neera Gopee, NIH OLAW Dr. Christine Livingston, NCATS Considering alternatives to animals in your application is the topic of our next NIH All About Grants podcast. Drs. Neera Gopee with the NIH Office of Laboratory An...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 18, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Alternatives to Animals laboratory animal podcast Source Type: funding

“ All About Grants ” Podcast – Human Subjects’ Protection and Monitoring Plans
Dawn Corbett, M.P.H., NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer You’ve done your homework: read the requisite materials on human subjects, spoken with program staff at NIH, even listened to Part 1 of this podcast mini-series for some insights on how you know you are actually doing human subjects’ research. Now you’re ready to explain in your NIH grant application how research participants will be protected and monitored. Dawn Corbett, NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer, shares why human subjects’ protection and monitoring plans are important in this next NIH’s All About Grants podcast (MP3 / Tran...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 29, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources applications human subjects Source Type: funding

Share Your Ideas to Foster Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research
We all have a vested interest in maintaining the integrity of biomedical research. It is critically important to do so, after all, so the public can trust the resulting scientific findings. These posts from 2020, 2019, and 2018 highlight a few ways NIH works toward this goal of an environment promoting integrity and discouraging misconduct (check out this NIH All About Grants podcast for more on this). Now it’s your turn to share some ideas. Our colleagues with the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) recently published a Request for Information seeking your input. The feedback they receive will be invaluable for c...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 22, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Request For Information (RFI) Research integrity Source Type: funding

Welcome the New RePORT and RePORTER Tools!
Ten years ago, NIH launched the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website to serve as a one-stop shop for reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. Well, drum roll please, a new and modernized RePORT site as well as a faster and easier to use NIH RePORTER have now arrived. The updated RePORT site strives to meet the needs of today’s users based on feedback received over the years. It is easier, simpler, and quicker to access the same information you have come to rely upon. Right from the homepage, for instance, you can jump into data with interactive charts that connect out to...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike ExPORTER Funding data NIH Data Book RePORT RePORTER Source Type: funding

Friendlier Approach for Cross-Referencing NOSIs in FOAs Used for Submission
Going forward, you will no longer see individual Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) cross-referenced in the Related Notices section of the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) they use for application submission. Instead, FOAs identified for use with NOSIs will include a single link at the top of the Related Notices section that takes you to two NOSI tables – one for active and another for expired NOSIs associated with the FOA. The table format enables you to see, at a glance, the NOSIs that are still active along with the expiration date, activity code(s), and participating organizations. We expect this new, fr...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 5, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories funding opportunities funding opportunity announcement NOSIs notices of special interest Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast – Research Misconduct
Dr. Christine Ring, NIH Research Integrity Officer That’s a bit…odd. That gel image looks photoshopped. The data looks to good to be true. And, wait a second, that figure appeared in another paper! These are examples of research misconduct. What do you do if you suspect research misconduct? Join us for this next installment of NIH’s All About Grants podcast with Dr. Christine Ring on addressing research misconduct (MP3 / Transcript). As an NIH Research Integrity Officer, she will share with us what is meant by fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, how it affects the integrity of our supporte...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 15, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources podcast Research integrity research misconduct Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast – Am I Doing Human Subjects’ Research?
Lyndi Lahl, R.N., Human Subjects’ Officer, NIH Office of Extramural Research You have a promising research idea that may involve human participants to carry out the study. Do you know what to do next? Join us for the next NIH’s All About Grants podcast conversation about how you know you are doing human subjects’ research (MP3 / Transcript). Lyndi Lahl, R.N., a Human Subjects’ Officer with the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, will help you understand what exactly is meant by “human subjects’ research,” its relation to the recently revised Common Rule, what research...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 1, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants human subjects podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast – Invention Reporting and Patent Protections for Grantees
Scott Cooper, J.D., Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer, NIH So your supported research led to a nifty new invention, one that might even be patentable. What do you do next? Does NIH need to know about the invention resulting from the awarded grant? What patent protections and rights do you have? Ever heard of Bayh-Dole or iEdison? In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, we will get into the nuts and bolts of what NIH grantees should know about intellectual property, invention reporting, and patent protections (MP3 / Transcript). Scott Cooper, J.D., an Assistant Extra...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 20, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Bayh-Dole iEdison intellectual property invention Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast – All About Contracts
George Kennedy, NIAID Brian O’Laughlin, NIDA Yes, we are talking about contracts in this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series. Our guests will be George Kennedy and Brian O’Laughlin, who are acquisition staff from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Institute of Drug Abuse, respectively. The conversation (MP3 / Transcript) will introduce you to the world of contracts at NIH, what they are, how they differ from grants, where to find them, what types of research are solicited, tidbits to focus on when developing a proposal, and more. Check out the...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants contracts podcast research and development Source Type: funding

Where Can I Find Diversity Related Funding Opportunity Announcements?
NIH offers an aggregated listing of diversity related announcements on our Diversity in Extramural Programs page. Browse the list, or filter by participating organization and/or grant type (aka activity code). For more on NIH’s interest in diversity, see our main Scientific Workforce Diversity website or tune in to this All About Grants podcast on NIH’s Interest in Diversity and Diversity Supplement Programs.   (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 26, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Diversity FOAs scientific workforce diversity Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on NIH’s Interest in Diversity and Diversity Supplement Programs
Jon Lorsch, Ph.D., NIGMS Director Avid NIH Open Mike blog readers will recall a post from a couple months ago contextualizing why NIH revised its definition of the economically disadvantaged category as a way to be more inclusive and diversify the biomedical workforce. In our next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series we sit down with the Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Dr. Jon Lorsch, to chat about diversity (MP3 / Transcript). The conversation weaves between NIH’s interest in diversifying the research workforce, to how this interest manifests in fundin...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 19, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants Diversity podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on NIH’s Interest in Diversity and Supplement Programs
Avid NIH Open Mike blog readers will recall a post from a couple months ago contextualizing why NIH revised its definition of the economically disadvantaged category as a way to be more inclusive and diversify the biomedical workforce. In our next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series we sit down with the Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Dr. Jon Lorsch, to chat about diversity (MP3 / Transcript). The conversation weaves between NIH’s interest in diversifying the research workforce, to how this interest manifests in funding opportunities, who is eligible to a...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 19, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants Diversity podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs)
Jodi Black, Ph.D., Deputy Director of NIH’s Office of Extramural Research When dutifully scanning the weekly Table of Contents email for the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts every Friday afternoon, have you found yourself wondering where all the Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) came from? And, what is a NOSI anyways? Dr. Jodi Black, Deputy Director of NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, joins us in this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series to break down NOSIs (MP3 / Transcript). We discuss what they are and why NIH is using them, what you should know about them when pu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 3, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants NOSI notices of special interest podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Certificates of Confidentiality
Lyndi Lahl, Human Subjects Officer, NIH Office of Extramural Research The people who volunteer to participate in NIH-funded research trust that the sensitive information they provide will be protected. To help ensure this protection, NIH issues certificates of confidentiality for awarded studies. Certificates of Confidentiality protect the privacy of research subjects by prohibiting disclosure of identifiable, sensitive research information to anyone not connected to the research except when the subject consents or in a few other specific situations.  In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants certificates of confidentiality podcast Source Type: funding

Case Study in Review Integrity: Undisclosed Conflict of Interest
A series to raise awareness and inspire creative problem solving of the challenges in maintaining integrity in peer review Sometimes it takes detective work to unearth attempts to undermine the integrity of peer review.   Take the case of Dr. Smith, one of the reviewers on a study section in the Center for Scientific Review.  The scientific review officer (SRO) would like Dr. Smith to review an application with Dr. Jones as principal investigator (PI).  In checking for potential conflicts of interest (COI), the SRO cast a wider net and found something troubling.  Dr. Smith, one of the reviewer...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 12, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike conflict of interest conflict of interest in peer review podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Managing Conflicts of Interest in Peer Review
Sally Amero, Ph.D., NIH’s Review Policy Officer Thousands of researchers serve as peer reviewers each year at NIH. As part of their service, they assess the scientific and technical merit of numerous applications. Sometimes, during their review, they recognize a possible conflict of interest with an application that should be disclosed to NIH. In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series,  we talk about how NIH manages conflicts of interest to ensure that we maintain integrity throughout the peer review process  (MP3 / Transcript). Sally Amero, Ph.D., NIH&rsqu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 28, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources coi conflict of interest conflict of interest in peer review Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Letters of Support
Cathleen Cooper, Ph.D., Director, Division of Receipt and Referral of NIH Center for Scientific Review Letters of support are a valuable part of your grant application. They provide an opportunity for you to document the commitment and support of your institution and collaborators, the availability of required resources, and more. In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Cathleen Cooper, Ph.D., who directs the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review’s Division of Receipt and Referral, joins us to talk all about letters of support (MP3 / Transcript). Hear what informatio...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 23, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources letter of support letters of support Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on NIH’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies for Awardees
Dr. Jodi Black, Deputy Director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research Sexual harassment is a serious and long-standing issue within the biomedical research enterprise, and NIH is striving to be part of the solution. On this episode of the “All About Grants” podcast, we sit down with Dr. Jodi Black, Deputy Director for the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, to discuss what institutions, investigators, and others in the research community should know about NIH’s policies and expectations for assuring a safe and harassment-free work environment (MP3 / Transcript). She also outlines how to notif...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 8, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants anti-sexual harassment podcast Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Writing a Fellowship Application
Shoshana Kahana, Ph.D., NIH Research Training Policy Officer NIH offers a variety of opportunities for researchers early in their career. Individual fellowship (F) awards provide research training opportunities to trainees at the predoctoral, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Shoshana Kahana, Ph.D., NIH Research Training Policy Officer, discusses the F application process, sharing tips and best practices for developing a strong application (MP3 / Transcript). Tune in for the A to Z on F applications, including where to start, the role of ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 28, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources f application fellowship Grant writing Source Type: funding

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Maintaining Confidentiality in Peer Review
Sally Amero, Ph.D., NIH’s Review Policy Officer Confidentiality is at the core of ensuring research ideas submitted in grant applications are protected. In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Sally Amero, Ph.D., NIH’s Review Policy Officer, discusses how NIH strives to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity in the peer review process (MP3 / Transcript). She highlights the core values of peer review, what reviewers agree to when serving on study sections, what may be discussed regarding study section meetings, and how applicants can learn more about...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - April 9, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Enhancing Peer Review Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on Using RePORT Web Tools Throughout the Grants Process
You probably know the NIH RePORT suite of tools as a useful hub of information where you can find reports, data, and analyses of NIH-funded research and answers to the most commonly asked questions on the NIH budget and extramural research programs. But do you know RePORT can be a helpful tool as you are developing your grant application? Dr. Cindy Danielson, OER Dr. Brian Haugen, OER In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Dr. Brian Haugen and Dr. Cindy Danielson from the NIH Office of Extramural Research join us to share their advice on applying these tools to help you ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants RePORT RePORTER Source Type: funding

Reminder to Address Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan in Grant Applications
Effective for due dates January 25, 2019 or later, keep in mind the following changes to your applications and progress reports. Applications must address the age-appropriate inclusion or exclusion of individuals in the proposed research project by including: A description of plans for including individuals across the lifespan, including a rationale for selecting the specific age rangeAn acceptable justification for the exclusion, if individuals will be excluded from the research based on age For progress reports for awards from applications due Jan. 25th and later, to improve access to age-related information and...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 6, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Policy Inclusion inclusion across the lifespan progress report Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on Diversifying NIH ’ s Small Business Programs
In this next installment of the “All About Grants” podcast series, small business innovators can learn more about programs geared towards women-owned companies or those led by socially or economically disadvantaged groups (MP3 / Transcript). Ms. Stephanie Fertig, Director of Small Business Programs, NINDS Dr. Kory Hallett, Program Director, NCI Dr. Kory Hallett, a Program Director with the National Cancer Institute, and Ms. Stephanie Fertig, a Director of Small Business Programs with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will highlight how NIH is taking steps towards diversifyin...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 4, 2019 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants podcast small business Source Type: funding

Resources for Rigorous Research
Advancing public health depends on science being empirical, transparent, and rigorous. As yet another step towards fostering rigorous science, we have revamped the Rigor and Reproducibility webpage to highlight and include more resources you might find helpful. Since sketching out our plan last summer with the Advisory Council to the NIH Director, the webpage now reflects policy updates and explores new resources, all in a simple and easy to read manner. And, better yet, these changes do not reflect any additional requirements or forms! Current Rigor language is also posted for application instructions and review criteria ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: Open Mike rigor Source Type: funding

Understanding Age in the NIH Portfolio: Implementation of the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy
Dawn Corbett, M.P.H., NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer Last December, NIH announced a revision to its Inclusion of Children Policy to expand the policy to individuals of all ages (NOT-OD-18-116). The revised policy, now called the Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy, requires individuals of all ages (including children and older adults) be included in clinical research studies unless there are scientific or ethical reasons to exclude them (see also this Open Mike post and this All About Grants podcast). A recent Viewpoint Essay published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), co-authored by Dr...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Dawn Corbett and Michael Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Inclusion RFI Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on Preparing for Private Investment
Wondering how to knock that investor pitch out of the park? In this next installment of the “All About Grants” podcast series, small business innovators will get a front row seat to hear how to prepare for private investment (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Ethel Ruben, NIH’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence, steps up to the plate and shares insights on who these investors are, how they decide on what innovations to invest in the biomedical commercial space, and some valuable tips and tricks to improve the accuracy of your investor pitch. Tune in to learn the ins and outs of private equity and how it can help you continu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants SBIR small business STTR Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on PPreparing for Private Investment
Wondering how to knock that investor pitch out of the park? In this next installment of the “All About Grants” podcast series, small business innovators will get a front row seat to hear how to prepare for private investment (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Ethel Ruben, NIH’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence, steps up to the plate and shares insights on who these investors are, how they decide on what innovations to invest in the biomedical commercial space, and some valuable tips and tricks to improve the accuracy of your investor pitch. Tune in to learn the ins and outs of private equity and how it can help you continu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants SBIR small business STTR Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on Valid/Stratified Analyses
For decades, NIH has required valid analysis, also known as stratified analysis, to explore how well interventions work across sex/gender and race/ethnicity for all applicable clinical trials. After revising the policy last year, NIH now requires the findings from these stratified analyses to be reported on ClinicalTrials.gov after an applicable NIH-Defined Phase III clinical trial has completed. Wondering about how this impacts your research? Tune in to this “All About Grants” podcast titled “Valid/Stratified Analyses,” where Ms. Dawn Corbett, NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer, joins us to discu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants podcast stratified analysis valid analysis Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcast on NIH ’s Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy
Starting January 29, 2019, NIH will begin implementing the Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy, which requires the consideration of age, along with sex/gender and race/ethnicity, in applications that involve human participants. What does this policy mean for you and your study? Dawn Corbett, NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer, answers these questions and more in another installment of the “All About Grants” podcast. Listen in for advice on designing your study to comply with the Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy (MP3 / Transcript). More podcasts are available on our All About Grants podcast page...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources All About Grants Inclusion podcast Source Type: funding

Expiring Appropriations and What it Means for You – New Video and Podcast
Did you know that grant funds can expire?  A recent interview with NIH experts on the topic of “Expiring Appropriations” addresses how you know if you have expiring funds, what to do if you find yourself in this situation, and whether money can be restored.  This 10 minute conversation is available as both a video and a podcast.  Video –  Additional videos on NIH grant topics are available on the NIH Grants YouTube Channel. Podcast –  More podcasts are available on our All About Grants podcast page. Learn more about expiring appropriations in the NIH Grants ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Policy Uncategorized Grants policy Source Type: funding

New Podcast on NIH Advisory Councils: Understanding What Happens During the Second Round of Peer Review
Have you ever wondered why your grant application must undergo a separate round of peer review—even after a panel of experts initially weighed in on its scientific merit and provided a score to consider when making funding decisions? A new All About Grants podcast delves more into the second round of peer review at NIH (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Sally Amero, NIH’s Review Policy Officer with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and Dr. Rebekah Rasooly, a Branch Chief in program with the National Institute of Nursing Research, will discuss the role and functions of these advisory councils. Listeners will hear abou...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 5, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Peer Review Council review Source Type: funding

When to Share or When Not to Share, that is the Privacy Question
Looking for a grant award you heard about? Go here! Perhaps how many trainees NIH supported? You got it! Research spending on a certain disease? Done! Comparing NIH to another federal funder? Look no further! As you can see, NIH shares a quite diverse array of data associated with our funded grants in a transparent way. But, that does not mean we share everything. We take the privacy and protection of your sensitive and personally identifiable information very seriously.  And with the just-released “Final Rule,” as explained below, we are now able to better safeguard the privacy of the extramural applicati...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Uncategorized eRA Peer review privacy Source Type: funding

New Podcast: Data Privacy, Access, and Security of the Personal Data NIH Collects on Grantees, Applicants, Investigators, and Trainees
NIH takes the security and privacy of data of people supported by NIH grants seriously. Some of this information is made public if we make an award—such as name and contact information. Other data is protected by the Privacy Act.  If you have ever wondered how NIH protects these data, then take a few minutes and listen to the discussion on a new All About Grants podcast (MP3 / Transcript). (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 31, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Policy Source Type: funding

“Cover Letters and their Appropriate Use” Podcast Now Available
Ever wonder what you should and shouldn’t put in a grant application cover letter? Dr. Cathleen Cooper, director of the Division of Receipt and Referral in NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, explains just that in the latest addition to our “All About Grants”  podcast series – “Cover Letters and Their Appropriate Use” (MP3, Transcript). All About Grants podcast episodes are produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process....
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - April 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Application Submission applications Source Type: funding

Two New “All About Grants” Podcasts: 2018 Appendix Policy Changes, and Why We Encourage You to Submit Your Application Early
NIH’s Office of Extramural Research brings you two new “All About Grants”  podcasts to ring in the new year. In “Why it’s so Important to Submit Applications Early” (mp3, transcript), Dr. Cathie Cooper, director of the Division of Receipt and Referral in the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, talks about the importance of submitting application early due to changes in NIH’s policies and application forms for 2018. In “Changes to the NIH Appendix Policy for 2018” (mp3, transcript), Dr. Cooper joins us again to talk about the NIH appen...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 31, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Source Type: funding

New Podcast: “ Understanding the Definition of a Clinical Trial and What That Means for You ”
A new “All About Grants” podcast is now available! In “Understanding the Definition of a Clinical Trial and What That Means for You” (mp3, transcript), Dr. Mike Lauer, NIH deputy director for extramural research, discusses the NIH definition of a clinical trial, addresses community questions, and speaks to how changes to clinical trials policies will impact applicants and grantees. All About Grants podcast episodes are produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and a...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 26, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Source Type: funding

Issued Patent Citations Will Be Accepted As Post-Submission Application Materials
NIH recently updated its policy for what materials will be accepted as post-submission application materials. Beginning with applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017, citations of newly issued patents can be included in post-submission materials. The NIH post-submission materials policy allows grant applicants to submit limited information arising from unforeseen events that occur after submission of an application but prior to initial peer review. The updated policy adds citations of issued patents to the list of acceptable post-submission materials. Copies of patent applications or an...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 6, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Source Type: funding

New “ All About Grants ” Podcasts on Application Appendix and Post-Submission Materials
Two new “All About Grants” podcasts focus on topics related to submitting your application. In “A Look at NIH’s Appendix Policy” (mp3, transcript), Dr. Cathie Cooper, director of the Division of Receipt and Referral in the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, talks about what can be submitted in an application’s appendix. In “NIH’s Post Application Submission Policy” (mp3, transcript), Dr. Sally Amero, NIH’s Review Policy Officer provides insight into why NIH has such a policy, and what grant application information can be updated after submission of an ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - April 30, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Source Type: funding

NOTICE OF INTENT: FY2017 Implementation of Management Plan
Funding Opportunity ID: 292627 Opportunity Number: P17AS00129 Opportunity Title: NOTICE OF INTENT: FY2017 Implementation of Management PlanOpportunity Category: DiscretionaryOpportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Natural ResourcesCategory Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 15.939Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Additional Information on Eligibility: Noncompetitive Notice of Intent to AwardAgency Code: DOI-NPSAgency Name: Department of the InteriorNational Park Serv...
Source: Grants.gov - March 20, 2017 Category: Research Tags: Natural Resources Source Type: funding

Create Mobile Accessibility to Enhance Visitor Experience of Natural Communities
Funding Opportunity ID: 291494 Opportunity Number: P17AS00065 Opportunity Title: Create Mobile Accessibility to Enhance Visitor Experience of Natural CommunitiesOpportunity Category: DiscretionaryOpportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCategory Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 15.944Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationAdditional Information on Eligibility: Agency Code: DOI-NPSAgency Name: Department of the InteriorN...
Source: Grants.gov - February 19, 2017 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding