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“Cover Letters and their Appropriate Use” Podcast Now Available

April 16, 2018

Ever wonder what you should and shouldn’t put in a grant application cover letter? Dr. Cathleen Cooper, director of the Division of Receipt and Referral in NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, explains just that in the latest addition to our “All About Grants”  podcast series – “Cover Letters and Their Appropriate Use” (MP3,...

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Impact of Teams Receiving NIH Funding

Impact of Teams Receiving NIH Funding

April 4, 2018

Almost 11 years ago, Stefan Duchy, Benjamin Jones, and Brian Uzzi (all of Northwestern University) published an article in Science on “The Increasing Dominance of Team in Production of Knowledge.”  They analyzed nearly 20 million papers published over 5 decades and 2.1 million patents and found that across all fields the number of authors per paper (or patent) steadily increased, that teams were coming to dominate individual efforts, and that teams produced more highly cited research.

In a Science review paper...

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GMAS Release this Weekend

April 3, 2018

There will be a GMAS release this weekend. GMAS will be unavailable starting at 12AM, April 7th, and will be available again by 7AM, April 9th. This release focuses mainly on FIRST and Subrecipient Monitoring.

FIRST

This release includes the first wave of enhancements for improving and extending the automation for generating sponsored invoices and financial reports directly from GMAS, reducing the reliance on paper for the workflow of preparing and approving financial deliverables, and Improving visibility for the whole sponsored community. This includes...

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Do Reviewers Read References? And If So, Does It Impact Their Scores?

Do Reviewers Read References? And If So, Does It Impact Their Scores?

March 30, 2018

In March 2017, we wrote about federal funders’ policies on interim research products, including preprints. We encouraged applicants and awardees include citations to preprints in their grant applications and progress reports. Some of your feedback pointed to the potential impact of this new policy on the peer review process.

Some issues will take a while to explore as preprints become more prevalent. But some we...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Scientist Spotlight

March 27, 2018

Women’s History Month quiz question (and no “Googling” allowed): Who was Joan Procter?

I didn’t know either until a few months ago when I learned that my colleague, Dr. Patricia Valdez, wrote a children’s book, called “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor.”  Alfred A Knopf published Patricia’s and her illustrator Felicita Sala’s book a few weeks ago, on March 13, 2018.  Critics have already acclaimed the work: Publisher’s Weekly in a starred...

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