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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 9:43am



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Rock Talk

Celebrating Science

Posted on by Sally Rockey

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in A Celebration of Science, where more than 1,000 leaders from across the scientific research and policy communities participated in a three-day event led by FasterCures and the Milken Institute. This celebration was held to reaffirm the importance of biomedical research and showcase the outcomes of research on people’s lives. Continue reading


What’s Next?—Reviewing Your Summary Statement and Thinking About Resubmitting

Posted on by Sally Rockey

So you’re wearing your lucky shoes and are ready to take a first look at the results of your grant review. Whether you are anticipating doing a victory dance or getting ready to head out to the nearest kickboxing class, it’s a good time to think about what comes next. Continue reading


Partnering with FDA to Support Research to Inform Tobacco Regulation

Posted on by Sally Rockey

I am excited to tell you about a collaboration we have launched with the FDA to support research to inform the development and evaluation of regulations on the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products. Continue reading


Top Stories

NIH Revises the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) has finalized updates to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines) to explicitly cover certain types of basic and clinical research with nucleic acid molecules created solely by synthetic means. Continue reading


New Resources

NIH Pilots Electronic Submission for Relinquishing Statement, Type 6 & 7 Applications

As part of the continuing effort to move to electronic processes, NIH is now piloting a new eRA Commons module, which allows submission of relinquishing statements.  NIH is also piloting the electronic submission of applications through Grants.gov for post-award changes … Continue reading


You Ask, We Answer

·        May I Still Use Forms Which Are Past the Expiration Date?

·        How Often Do I Need to Update My System of Awards Management (SAM) Registration?

·        If the Instructions in the Funding Opportunity Differ from the Application Guide, Which Do I Follow?



October 8 (Monday) 2012 NIH Closed: Federal Holiday

NIH (including help desks) will be closed October 8 (Monday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.


October 17, 2012: New NIH RPPR Training Webinar

Are you familiar with the new NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)?  The RPPR is a Federal-wide initiative to standardize reporting by creating a uniform format for all interim reporting of research and research-related activities.  The result of this initiative … Continue reading    


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