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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

NIH plans to balance sex in preclinical research

Updated May 20:  Sally Rockey has posted a follow-up note to the Nature article. *** While inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical studies has led to important discoveries like the need for different doses of medication for men and women, preclinical research lags behind. An article recently published in Nature by Janine Clayton, M.D., director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH, and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D, director of the NIH, describes the … Read More

Major changes to NIH and AHRQ grant resubmission policy that will make your life easier and better

Few things are as frustrating as writing a great grant that is not funded because the funding percentile is so low–and then having to figure out how to drastically revise it to meet the requirement of writing a “new” application. Effective now, that pain point is going away: As of April 17, 2014, the NIH and AHRQ no longer require new (A0) grant applications to demonstrate significant changes in scientific direction, even if the project was … Read More

New from NIH RePORTER: Matchmaker

The NIH RePORTER, or Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools website, is our go-to resource for finding out what types of projects are being funded by different institutes and study sections. This week, the NIH announced a new search tool within RePORTER called Matchmaker that allows you to paste in a  full abstract and search for similar funded projects. Arguably the coolest part of this new tool is that it automatically creates charts of the most common … Read More

NIH announces six new funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative

The NIH has launched its new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which is designed to provide support for research projects focused on developing tools and technologies for advancing the understanding of brain circuitry. The first wave of funding opportunities have just been released. Two of the funding opportunities call for developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain. Three focus on developing and optimizing technologies for … Read More

Significant changes to NIH Pathway to Independence Award K99 program

The NIH has reissued its parent announcement for the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Several significant changes have been made to this program for applications due in Winter 2014 and beyond: Candidates for the K99/R00 award must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research training experience at the time of the initial application or the subsequent resubmission. Although the duration of postdoctoral training may vary across scientific disciplines, candidates must propose a plan … Read More

Window to submit NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy feedback closes Nov. 20

The NIH is currently seeking public public comments on their draft Genomic Data Sharing Policy, which promotes sharing of large-scale human and non-human genomic data generated from NIH-funded research. Your last chance to provide comments on this draft policy is November 20, 2013. The policy applies to all NIH-funded research that involves human and non-human genomic data produced by array-based or high-throughput sequencing technologies, such as GWAS, whole-genome, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and gene expression data, irrespective of … Read More

OHSU Vollum Institute researchers receive prestigious NIH awards

This morning, the NIH announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious, High Risk-High Reward Research Awards—two of which were given to investigators at OHSU’s Vollum Institute. Vollum faculty members Gail Mandel, Ph.D., John Adelman, Ph.D., and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., along with Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences, received one of 10 Transformational Research Awards, meant to promote interdisciplinary research that could potentially change existing paradigms. The focus of their project, “Site-directed … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

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