NIH’s Deputy Director of Extramural Research, Sally Rockey, and Science have been abuzz about a new website, Healthresearchfunding.org, that’s been described as “the Match.com of funding organizations.” On the site, grants that have been peer reviewed but not funded have a second chance for funding from organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.
On her blog, Dr. Rockey shares her thoughts on the new database:
This approach seems very efficient. Not only does it take advantage of the NIH peer review process, but if it works the way it is intended, it should reduce the amount of time and effort investigators and institutions put into looking for alternative funding sources. Time that can be better spent on research. I am pleased that my staff had the opportunity to provide input into this effort, and I am looking forward to watching this idea roll out and evolve.
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