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NIH drug and alcohol abuse institutes will work together but not merge

Last Friday, NIH Director Francis Collins issued a statement announcing that plans to merge the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have been canceled. In the statement, he said: “I have concluded that it is more appropriate for NIH to pursue functional integration, rather than major structural reorganization, to advance substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research.” This decision comes two years after a recommendation by … Read More

NIH under continuing resolution: What does it mean to you?

The NIH released a notice today to let researchers know that all Department of Health and Human Services agencies will be acting under a continuing resolution until March 2013. This means that until March, grants will be funded at 90 percent. Adjustments may be made later, but there are no guarantees. So be cautious of spending ahead on your award. Paylines are also up in the air until FY 13 appropriations are enacted. For more … Read More

Help spread the word about the impact of NIH-funded research

Did you know that for every $1 the NIH spends on research generates more than $2 in local economic growth? Or that in fiscal year 2011, NIH-funded research helped support more than 432,000 jobs across the U.S.? If you attended Mary Woolley’s Research Week keynote back in May, you know how important it is to be an advocate for your work. The NIH has developed a nifty online toolkit full of facts and figures that you … Read More

New eCoI rolls three conflict of interest disclosures into one

Back in December, we told you about the NIH’s revised  regulations regarding conflict of interest in research.  These regulations were enacted to manage the growing complexity of conflicts of interest for investigators receiving grants from the Public Health Service through objectivity, transparency and accountability. OHSU’s Integrity Office has developed a new Conflict of Interest (CoI) System named eCoI. This new system replaces two separate systems (CoIR Management System and the Big Brain CoI module) with … Read More

NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator awards due in October

The 2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1) provides up to $500,000 per year for up to five years in support of individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already … Read More

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 … Read More

Stroke researchers: Let your voice be heard at NIH, responses due June 30

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) seeks input from the stroke research community to help develop a focused set of priorities to guide stroke research for the next five to ten years. This time-sensitive Request for Information comes after the Institute has undertaken an extensive review of the research advances and new or unmet needs that have emerged over the last five years. We encourage you to contribute by providing up to three high … Read More

New program pairs NIH with industry to find novel uses for old drugs

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will soon be launching its first signature initiative, Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules, which will give researchers access and funding to study compounds from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Eli Lilly that hit a roadblock after initial safety testing in humans. According to the NIH Extramural News: “Much like azidothymidine (AZT), which proved unsuccessful as a cancer drug but revolutionized HIV treatment, we hope that these molecules … Read More

Changes coming to NIH progress reports

OHSU is participating in a pilot reporting program for the NIH. This won’t impact many of you yet, except that two buttons will now be available for you to choose from in NIH Commons: eSNAP and RPPR (the new reporting system). Please select the eSNAP option, not RPPR. Deborah Golden-Eppelein, director of Research Grant & Contracts, has asked us to share the following message with you explaining the pilot and changes to the system. More … Read More

New processes for NIH Just-in-Time information

If you’ve recently logged into NIH Commons looking for updates, you may have noticed a new Just-in-Time link appearing in your account. This link is a reminder that there have been changes to the business processes for JIT information—changes that will shift our thinking and practice around JIT. Basically, this link appears for ALL applications 24 hours after the priority score is released, regardless of score or likelihood of funding. (That is one change.) However, … Read More

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