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Make Your Voice Heard! We want Your Ideas to Reduce Administrative Burden in Research with Laboratory Animals

March 15, 2018

NIH has, for many years, been concerned about the increasing burden of applying for, reporting on, and the costs faced by researchers when complying with requirements on  federally-funded research grants— so much so that it is even called out in our strategic plan as an area to address. Today, as we continue to implement the 21st Century Cures...

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How Many Researchers, Revisited: A Look at Cumulative Investigator Funding Rates

How Many Researchers, Revisited: A Look at Cumulative Investigator Funding Rates

March 7, 2018

In May 2016, we posted a blog on “How Many Researchers” NIH supports.  We cited the findings of a University of Wisconsin workshop, which concluded that the biomedical research enterprise suffers from two core problems: too many scientists vying for too few dollars and too many post-docs seeking too few faculty positions.  We also noted that NIH leadership and...

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Requesting Your Input on the Draft NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science

March 5, 2018

To capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. As part of the planning process, NIH has published a draft of the strategic plan today, along with a Request for Information (...

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After My Application is Submitted, Can I Include a Copy or Citation of a Preprint as Post-submission Materials?

March 2, 2018

No. Pre-prints are not included in the list of allowable post-submission materials, because they do not fall in the category of unanticipated events.

Post-submission materials are not intended to correct oversights or errors discovered after submission of the application, but rather allow applicants the opportunity to respond to unforeseen events.

See NOT-OD-17-066 and our post-submission policy FAQs for more...

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May I Submit Citations of Newly-received Issued Patents Relevant to My Application as Post-submission Materials?

March 2, 2018
Yes. Citations of newly-received issued patents are allowable post-submission materials, because issuance of the patent is not in the control of the investigator.

A citation of a patent must include the names of the inventors, patent title, issued patent number (including country designation, e.g, US for USA), filing date, and the date the...

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NSF Announcement: Research.gov Proposal Preparation Site Preview; Site Release Will Be on April 30th

February 26, 2018

Please see the below message from NSF for some important announcements:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning on April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and...

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