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NIH Extramural News - July/August 2017

July 2017 / August 2017

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4 Questions For Researchers and Institutions Involved In Human Subjects Research

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Mike Lauer

Last September, and in January of this year, we wrote about a suite of initiatives aimed at improving the quality and transparency of the NIH-supported research that most directly engages human participants – clinical trials. These initiatives include dedicated funding … Continue reading 

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Fiscal Policy and Salary Cap Guidance for 2017

Now that the NIH fiscal year 2017 budget is signed into law, NIH published its final fiscal policy and salary cap guidance for this year. In general, NIH will restore reductions to non-competing continuation awards made this year while we were operating under a pending budget (continuing resolution).  Additional details on fiscal operations, including specific funding strategies for ICs and any exceptions, …. Continue reading 

Next Generation Researcher Policy Announcement – Coming Soon


In June, NIH announced plans for a new initiative to provide additional support to the next generation of researchers. We will be announcing policy details this month. Stay tuned to the Notices published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. We will also include an announcement here on the NIH Extramural Nexus & Open Mike blog site, when the policy is published. Continue reading 

Grants Administration & Policy Workshops That Will Have You Asking…”Why Didn’t I Attend Sooner?”

Update: The two day seminar has reached capacity today. However, the following workshops are still available to attend without seminar registration: Human Research Reviews: Mastering the Process, Intellectual Property – Understanding Requirements and Recipient Responsibilities, and Intellectual Property – A Hands-on Demonstration of iEdison.….. Continue reading 

Keep Current with News from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

If you are a researcher who works with animal models, or are involved in IACUCs (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees), you’ll want to stay on top of news, training opportunities, and resources from the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). These include: …. Continue reading 


August 30: NIH Webinar on Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs)…Test your Knowledge!


Did you know there are three types of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) that are associated with an NIH grant award? Can you name them? If you said “Annual, Interim, & Final RPPRs”…way to go! What does each one include? How and when do you submit each? What changes have been made in 2017 and what are still to come? On Wednesday, August 30, from 2:00-3:30 ET, NIH experts are planning to answer these questions, along with sharing the latest updates on RPPR policies and process updates. This webinar is designed for principal investigators, signing officials, and delegated officials responsible for the development and submission of progress reports to the NIH.  Registration is now open …. Continue reading