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NIH Update

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:06pm

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: Monday, December 03, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: NIH Update: Improving Public Access, Multi-project Electronic Grant Submissions


Read the full issue online.

Rock Talk

Apply Now to Take Advantage of Unique Resources at the NIH Clinical Center

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Sally Rockey

In August I let you know about an upcoming collaboration opportunity allowing extramural researchers to use the amazing resources of the NIH Clinical Center and collaborate with intramural researchers here at NIH. I’m happy to announce that the official funding opportunity announcement (FOA) was published Wednesday: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (PAR-13-029). Continue reading 


The A2 Resubmission Policy Continues: A Closer Look at Recent Data

Posted on November 28, 2012 by Sally Rockey

We have heard from many of you about the policy to sunset A2 applications. As you may remember, this policy was developed as part of NIH efforts to enhance peer review. There were concerns that applications were piling up in a “queue” and subject to a holding pattern that delayed funding until the resubmission (A1 and A2) stages, and as a consequence highly meritorious science proposed in original (A0) applications was made to wait additional months for funding. Continue reading 


Integrating Our Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction Research Efforts

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Sally Rockey

Today NIH Director Francis Collins announced an important decision on how to optimize substance use, abuse, and addiction research at NIH through organizational change. …. Continue reading 


Improving Public Access to Research Results

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Sally Rockey

Most researchers are familiar with our public access policy which is central to the NIH mission. It ensures NIH-funded research is accessible to everyone so that, collectively, we can advance science and improve human health. You’ve provided access at an impressive rate which has allowed many people to see the publications that result from NIH-funded research. Continue reading


Getting Ready to ASSIST You with Multi-project Electronic Grant Submissions

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Sally Rockey

I’m delighted to announce that this week NIH has posted the first funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will use electronic submission for multi-project applications. Continue reading 


New Blog on the Block

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Sally Rockey

I want to let Rock Talk readers know about a new NIH voice in the science blogosphere – NIH Director Francis Collins! He’ll be blogging at directorsblog.nih.gov, …. Continue reading 

New Resources

A New Look to Grants.nih.gov

NIH’s homepage for grants and funding information — grants.nih.gov — has a new look! Continue reading 


You Ask, We Answer


·         How Do I Know If My Software Is Compatible with Grants.gov?

·         If the Paper PHS 398 Form Was Used to Submit the Original Application, Then Which Application Do I Use For a Resubmission?


December 25 (Tuesday), 2012: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

NIH (including help desks) will be closed December 25 (Tuesday), 2012. Continue reading 


January 1 (Tuesday), 2013: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

NIH (including help desks) will be closed January 1 (Tuesday), 2013. Continue reading 


Other NIH Happenings


OER Welcomes Michelle Bulls

On November 4, Ms. Michelle Bulls began her position as director of the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, also known as OPERA, within the Office of Extramural Research. Continue reading 

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