• Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image

NIH Extramural News - Late August/Early September 2019

Late August-Early September2019


Thoughts on How Institutions Can Promote a Culture of Research Integrity

By Mike Lauer

On May 22, I had the privilege of participating in a terrific national conference that focused on what institutions can do to foster a culture of research integrity. I was also given the opportunity to present my thoughts on promoting research integrity, something I have written about before. My talk dealt with approaches institutions may take to foster a culture of research integrity, and I wanted to share it here as a resource for others. Continue reading 

Top Stories

NIH Natural Disaster Policy Reminder

If your institution closes due to severe weather or other natural disasters, NIH has policies in place to help your research to continue. We recently published an NIH Guide Notice that reminds those impacted by Hurricane Dorian about the flexibilities for application and report submission provided by these policies. Continue reading 


Reminder: xTRACT Use Required in FY 2020

Beginning with RPPRs due on or after October 1, 2019 (FY 2020), recipients must use the xTRACT system to create the required training tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90, and TL1 progress reports. Continue reading 

Don’t Forget to Link Your ORCID iD to Your eRA Commons Profile

We encourage everybody from graduate students to senior scientists to register for an ORCID account and link it to their eRA Commons personal profile. Starting October 1, 2019, ORCID identifiers will be required for individuals supported by institutional research training, career development, and other research education awards. Continue reading 

New Resources

Same Site, Different Look

What’s blue, gray, and read all over? Our refreshed NIH Grants and Funding site! It’s all the content you rely on, but with an improved interface for mobile devices and updated colors and fonts and more to improve the site’s accessibility and streamline navigation. Continue reading 


New Centralized Notification for Unfunded Applications

The more you know, and the more that can be sent in a single email, the better. Applicant organizations will begin receiving centralized email notifications listing applications that NIH does not intend to fund from the Advisory Council held approximately 14 months prior. Continue reading 

Tips Before You Submit

Reference Letters vs. Letters of Support: What’s the Difference?

Reference letters and letters of support provide key information for reviewers and NIH staff. Check out this table for an overview of when each letter is used, who writes them, and what should be included. Continue reading 


What You Need to Know About NIH Grants, Straight from the Source at the NIH Regional Seminar

What better way to learn about NIH grants policy and processes than straight from the source? The NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration provides an array of pre-seminar workshops and sessions over the course of three days, all presented by 70 NIH & HHS review, program, grants and policy experts! Continue reading