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NIH is really, truly implementing the new biosketch format

While you were enjoying your holidays, Sally Rockey announced last week that the NIH really, truly is implementing the new 5-page biosketch format with the annotated bibliography section detailing the importance of your contributions to science. This format applies to projects beginning in 2016, but that means applications with due dates as early as January 2015–so it’s not too soon to start preparing. This change will require you to spend some time thinking about, rewriting, … Read More

Notice: NIH revises definition of “clinical trial”

The revision is designed to make the distinction between clinical trials and clinical research studies clearer and to enhance the precision of the information NIH collects, tracks, and reports on clinical trials.  It is not intended to expand the scope of the category of clinical trials. No changes have been made to the NIH definition of a “Phase III clinical trial.” The revised NIH definition of “clinical trial” is: A research study1  in which one … Read More

NIH clarifies the 4-year limit for K99 postdoctoral applicants

The NIH has released a Notice of Clarification in regards to PA-12-042 “NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00).” The purpose the Notice is to clarify the eligibility requirement that K99 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial application or resubmission or revision.  Specifically, this Notice describes situations in which time is not counted against the 4-year limit. The modified eligibility section now reads: … Read More

Important NIH updates on genomic data sharing, IACUC review, and biosafety

This week, the National Institutes of Health issued several notices of interest to OHSU researchers. The following is a summary of the agency’s recent announcements: NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing The NIH has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy. Starting with funding applications submitted for a Jan. 25, 2015, receipt date, the policy will apply to all NIH-funded, large-scale human and nonhuman projects that generate genomic data. If you’re applying, … Read More

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

NIGMS Contest: Tracing basic research to medical advances

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has announced a challenge to track medical advances stemming from NIGMS-supported basic science. NIGMS is looking for new ways to identify the connections between a research project and a specific medical advance, so they are soliciting stories that make a clear association between NIGMS-funded research and improvements in health, well-being or other tangible benefits to the public and/or economy. They are also interested in applications in medicine, industry, technology or elsewhere … Read More

Teams sought for Brain Start-up Challenge

The Heritage Provider Network, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Advancing Innovation have teamed up to search for commercially viable brain-related inventions important to public health. Teams will have an opportunity to develop a business plan for a brain-related invention and launch a start-up. The challenge is intended to accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency brain-related inventions, spur economic growth, and provide universities with a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship-learning portfolio. Teams must … Read More

New funding initiatives at NIH

With budgets tight as ever, the NIH plans to experiment with new models of funding that boost investigator productivity by proving flexible, longer-term support. (Not unlike the HHMI Investigator Program.) While each institute will be given leeway to design their own programs, in general, applicants will be evaluated on how past accomplishments might shape future research rather than on specific aims. The National Cancer Institute has already issued a call for proposals for its Outstanding … Read More

Funding Focus: The new NIH biosketch and tools to support it, June 19

Update 6/17: Live stream will be available. Contact funding@ohsu.edu for more information. This summer, the NIH will pilot a new biosketch format that is designed to better explain the impact of your contribution to science. The new format could be required for all NIH applications as early as January 2015—but fortunately there are new tools coming online, such as ORCID and SciENcv that can help you build your biosketch and other parts of your application. Learn about … Read More

Upcoming changes to NIH biosketches

Last week, the NIH introduced a new biosketch format that is intended to better highlight the impact of a researcher’s contribution to science. Over the next few months, the NIH will be piloting this new five-page biosketch, which provides space to explain the significance of your findings as well as your role on collaborative research projects. One RFA has been released so far requiring the new biosketch–others will be released soon. Applicants who respond to these RFAs … Read More

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