As NIH moves ahead with implementing measures to enhance rigor, transparency and reproducibility in NIH-supported research, I’d like to give a brief update on these efforts, and highlight some important timeline changes for implementation in applications for institutional training grants (T), institutional career development awards (K12), and individual fellowships (F). ….
The NIH recently implemented updates to research grant and career development award applications aimed at enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency with a focus on four areas: scientific premise, rigorous experimental design, consideration of relevant biological variables, and authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. This post is the first in a series addressing each of these four areas, starting with scientific premise. ….
In part two of our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications, we focus on scientific rigor, the strict application of the scientific method to ensure robust and unbiased experimental design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results. …..
In part three of our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications, we focus on consideration of relevant biological variables. Updated instructions for the Approach section of the Research Strategy ask the applicant to: ….
The fourth and final segment in our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications focuses on authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Research performed with unreliable or misidentified resources can negate years of hard work and eliminate any chance for a study to be reproduced or expanded upon. For this reason, it is imperative that researchers regularly authenticate key resources used in their research. ….
A system used to capture past performance and integrity information in the federal contracts world will soon be used for grants and cooperative agreements. By February 16, 2016, NIH officials will begin using information in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) as part of the risk assessment process for making grant awards. …..
NIH will hold two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016. Wednesday-Friday, May 11-13, 2016: Baltimore, MD, and Wednesday-Friday, October 26-28, 2016: Chicago, IL. Don’t delay…register to learn all about NIH grants process, policies, and tools. While on the site, check out additional information about early registration rates, draft agenda of sessions, and …..
Interested in checking your application status on the go? We’ve got a URL for that! ….
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NIH has your back. We have a standing natural disaster policy that can protect you in the event a natural disaster such as a hurricane or blizzard closes your institution close to an application due date. Periodically we issue reminder notices, such as the one we issued in response to Winter Storm Jonas which ….
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 (Washington’s Birthday). If a grant application due date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.