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NIH Extramural News - March 2019

March 2019

Open Mike

Dr. Mike Lauer

Updateon NIH’s Efforts to Address Sexual Harassment in Science
By Mike Lauer

Today we released a very important statement outlining actions NIH is taking to become part of the solution to address sexual harassment in science. I am including the full text of the statement below,as it speaks for itself. For additional information please visit our webpage. Continue reading →

Seeking Input on the Need to Enhance Access to NIH Grants Data
By Mike Lauer

NIH has long been committed to transparency into who and what we fund. We have previously discussed the value of freely-available web tools that allow you to gain insight into NIH funding decisions.Award data available via RePORT and RePORTER, for instance, include non-sensitive information such as awardee institution, principal investigator, funding levels, research abstracts, as well as associated publications, patents, and other project outcomes. The data available through RePORT are quite powerful in their own right. However, compelling arguments exist for why researchers outside NIH should have access to even more information associatedwith the grants process. Continue reading →

NIHIRL: Join Us at the NIH Regional Seminar
By Mike Lauer

I recently mentioned how much I enjoy starting a conversation through the blog with you, the investigators, grants administrators, research staff, and others in the research community. At the NIH RegionalSeminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, I hold “Open Mike” sessions where I have no slides and no prepared remarks – I let the audience determine the topics we discuss. I love the opportunity for frank conversations about whatever is on yourmind. While I meet with people in the grants community at many different events, the NIH Regional Seminar is one of my favorites because of the opportunity to hear in a common setting of the perspectives and challenges of investigators and research administrators. Continue reading →

Welcome the New Director for the NIH Center for Scientific Review – Dr. Noni Byrnes
By Mike Lauer

It gives me enormous pleasure to extend my warm congratulations to a friend and colleague, Noni H. Byrnes, Ph.D., for her recent selection as the new Director for the NIH Center for Scientific Review(CSR). Continue reading →

Top Stories

Uploading Studies to ClinicalTrials.gov Just Got Easier

When conducting clinical trials, NIH funding recipients are required to register their study at ClinicalTrials.gov. To make registrationeasier, a new feature in the eRA Human Subjects System (HSS) allows applicants and recipients to export study record entries as an XML file, and upload fields that are captured in both systems directly into ClinicalTrials.gov’s Protocol Registration and ResultsSystem (PRS). Continue reading →

Keep Filenames in Grant Applications Short and Sweet

Attaching a file to your grant application? Make sure the filename is under 50 characters. Continue reading →

You Ask, We Answer

Still Have Questions on the NIH Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Policy?

Looking for answers to your questions on our Early Stage Investigator (ESI) policy? Check out the following highlighted frequently asked questions (FAQ) for information on howNIH defines and reviews ESI applications to promote the growth and stability of the biomedical research workforce. Continue reading →