From: Update from the NIH Office of Extramural Research to the external biomedical [mailto:EXTRAMURALNEXUS@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD)
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 9:35 AM
Subject: NIH Update: Supporting Small Business, Webinar Announcements
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While most of the conversation here on Rock Talk, particularly in the comments, is about research at academic institutions and non-profit organizations, NIH also funds researchers at small businesses. ….
At the Advisory Committee to the Director’s meeting today and yesterday, NIH director Francis Collins, NIH deputy director Lawrence Tabak, and I presented some exciting new initiatives in support of the future of biomedical research.
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The applicant is responsible for tracking his or her reference letters or reference forms in the eRA Commons and contacting referees to ensure that the letters or forms are submitted and matched to the application by the application due date.
NIH has posted its first pilot funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that require applicants to submit using ASSIST (Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking). You can find the pilot opportunities posted on this timeline, and read the Rock Talk blog post about our transition to electronic submission of multi-project grant applications to learn more.
Recently, NIH announced upcoming changes to public access policy reporting requirements and related NIH efforts to enhance compliance. To help grantee institutions improve their understanding of the public access policy, NIH will host an online training webinar on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed January 21 (Monday), 2013.
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