Rock Talk, a blog written by NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Sally Rockey, PhD, has quickly become one of our favorite places to find the latest news on peer review. This week, Dr. Rockey offers an interesting analysis on the relationship between impact and criterion scores under the new NIH format. Read the full article.
NIH Proposal Format Change
As many of you know, the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease has excellent resources for investigators who are writing grants. Now they have posted some sample R01s–useful even for applications to other NIH entities. These copyrighted documents also include the summary statements. For more help on your R01s, stay tuned to Research News. Research Funding & Development Services is developing a new workshop series and we’ll be announcing it very soon!
If you’re planning to submit an NIH Individual Career Development Award in the near future, please be aware that the NIH has imposed new page limits on the following sections of the application for due dates after January 7, 2011: The Mentoring Plan attachment will be limited to 6 pages. The Statements by Mentor, Co-Mentors, Contributors attachment will be limited to 6 pages. The Description of Institutional Environment attachment will be limited to 1 page. … Read More
Earlier today, NIH issued a notice (NOT-OD-10-128) to explain how the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) of a proposal can affect its overall impact score. Specifically, the notice states: “If the VAS is missing, the application may be deferred. If one or more of the the five required elements are not address, the application’s impact/priority score may be negatively affected.” The notice also differentiates the roles of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and NIH … Read More
The nice folks at the OHSU Library have developed this flow chart to help you figure out the steps in getting a PubMed Central ID (NOT the same as a Pub Med ID number). You can also access the handouts from our recent Funding Focus event, here. Download a copy of this quick reference guide to obtaining a PubMed Central ID number.
Starting in the fall, NIH summary statements will now include a paragraph from the reviewer explaining the factors that informed the overall impact score. As stated in the August NIH Extramural News: Need help understanding your summary statement? Help is on the way. NIH will begin requiring reviewers to include a paragraph in their written critiques to explain the factors that informed his or her overall impact score. This change will provide applicants with greater … Read More
Sign up today for the NIH Proposal Format Change Workshop that’s taking place Friday, August 13, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in MacKenzie Hall 2136. As you may be aware, the NIH implemented a host of changes for all grant applications submitted after January 25, 2010. The majority of the changes involve shorter page limits and other formatting differences. These sessions are open information-sharing forums for investigators to ask questions, get recommendations for … Read More
Mark your calendars: July’s Funding Focus will take place at a special date and time: Wednesday, July 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. For this month’s workshop, we’ve invited OHSU faculty to be part of a forum discussion called NIH Peer Review – An Update from the Field. The forum will be open to all faculty, researchers, students, and research administrators at OHSU. We’ve spent months trying to anticipate the effects of the NIH format … Read More
Don’t forget that next Friday, June 4, is the last day to preregister for the NIH Regional Seminar at the Portland Waterfront Marriott, June 24-25, 2010. The cost is $450 for the two-day session. There is an optional one-day eRA computer workshop on June 23, 2010 for an additional charge. After June 4, walk-in registration will be available for $475. Your registration fee includes admission to the two-day conference, breakfast and lunch, materials, a reception … Read More
The NIH is busy revising and updating policies to conform with the shortened, restructured applications that went into effect January 25, 2010. Under the new guidelines, when you have additional application documents to submit after your grant deadline, but before the initial peer review, those documents may have page limitations and they must be submitted via your Research Grants & Contracts analyst (or in NIH-speak, the Authorized Organizational Representative (NOT-OD-10-070). This is different from how … Read More