The scientific peer review process benefits greatly when the study section reviewers bring not only strong scientific qualifications and expertise, but also a broad range of backgrounds and varying scientific perspectives. Read on to learn more about the Center for Scientific Review’s efforts to facilitate broader participation in review.
What happens when a former colleague contacts you, a reviewer, out of the blue to ask if the application on which he is a principal investigator could be treated favorably at the review meeting? Do you brush off the investigator and figure you will not let the contact influence your review of that application? Or do you instead immediately notify NIH? Intrigued? We have a case for you.
As of January 20, 2020, studies subject to the Revised Common Rule Cooperative Research Provision must use a single IRB as required by the terms and conditions of award. This includes studies that are not subject to the NIH sIRB policy – such as domestic, multisite career development (K) and fellowship (F) awards.
With the coming of spring, eRA modules and data will be migrated to the Amazon Web Services cloud. From 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20, all eRA modules will be unavailable. Any affected due dates will be extended and the 2-day viewing window for successfully submitted applications will be adjusted to provide the full two days.
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?Join us for this installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series breaking down NOSIs.
Tips Before You Submit
An application due date is not the same as a funding opportunity expiration date. If you submit on the expiration date – you’re late, the opportunity has expired. When standard due dates are used, applicants can submit applications to any of the appropriate due dates up until the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) expires.
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Effective immediately, post-submission videos do not need to be embedded in .pdf files. Acceptable formats for videos are .mp4, .mov, .avi, and .wmv. All other aspects of our video policy remain unchanged.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to talk with NIH & HHS program, review, grants management and/or policy experts then keep reading! From April 20-22, 2020, over 100 NIH & HHS experts will be on hand at the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, ready to provide you with the latest policy and process information.
Calling all small businesses! Consider attending the 21st Annual HHS Small Business Programs Conference, scheduled for April 28-30, 2020 at the Luxor Hotel Las Vegas, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The conference will offer over 40 sessions focused on successfully submitting funding applications, discussing specific questions with HHS SBIR/STTR subject-matter experts, and more!
Looking to better understand research animal welfare, federal regulations related to the care and use of animals in research, and IACUC oversight issues? Then the Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Academy is for you.