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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

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

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

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

National Institute on Aging launches new blog on research and funding

The National Institute on Aging has a new blog for scientists and those considering a career in research. New topics are discussed each week: funding, fellowships, training opportunities, grantsmanship tips, research priorities, and other issues of interest. Take a look at some recent posts: When you apply for certain NIH funding, your application gets a priority score. But how do you know if your priority score is good enough to get funded? Robin Barr, director … Read More

Unique opportunity to collaborate with NIH scientists on translational projects

Updated 12/5/12: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) has been released. This fall, the NIH will be issuing a request for proposals from teams of extramural (non-NIH) and internal NIH investigators to conduct collaborative translational research projects. To facilitate collaborations between basic scientists and clinical investigators, NIH has created a website that includes a searchable database of intramural investigators, as was as information about resources available at the NIH Clinical Center. … 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

PhenX Toolkit adds 43 new Measures; boon for substance abuse researchers

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is promoting the use of the PhenX Toolkit, a resource that allows substance abuse researchers to gather, share, and compare human-subjects data. Forty three new Measures have been added to the Toolkit as part of a larger initiative by the NIDA called, ‘Genetics Data Harmonization,’ whose aim is to promote common measures that can be used by researchers across research fields. According to an NIH notice released earlier … Read More

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