NIH wants your feedback on the Biosketch, due June 29

Do you love the current NIH Biosketch format or do you think it could be better–especially if they added a place where you could list patents and other scientific accomplishments? Here’s your chance to tell the NIH what’s on your mind. A special working group is soliciting your constructive input to improve the content of the Biosketch. All responses must be submitted electronically by June 29.

Who should send in comments? According to the Request for Information:

The NIH Working Group welcomes comments on the proposed changes to the Biosketch from all members of the extramural community, including students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members, scientific societies, grantee institutions, and the general public. Opinions about the potential to facilitate the evaluation of an investigator’s contributions and capabilities are particularly important. Information on the content and format of the proposed narrative description and other relevant issues also will be useful. Any other creative, concrete suggestions for strengthening Biosketch are welcome.

For more information, read the complete NIH Notice. As always, we encourage you to participate in any relevant Requests for Information (even when it’s not required!) Your opinions may end up shaping NIH policies and priorities.

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