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Revision: Notice of Extension of Effective Date for Final NIH Policy on the Use of Single Institution Review Board for Multi-Site Research

June 16, 2017

NOT-OD-17-076 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Notice replaces NOT-OD-17-027 to inform the research community that NIH is extending the effective date of the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research to January 25, 2018. The policy will apply to all competing grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. For R&D contracts, the policy will apply to all solicitations issued on or after this effective date

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Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)

June 14, 2017

Funding Opportunity PAR-17-316 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRR). These Resources conduct research and development of new or improved technologies driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. The Resources are charged to make their technologies available to the research community in a sustainable manner, to provide user training, and to disseminate the Resources technologies and experimental results.

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6/5 NIH Notice: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

June 12, 2017

On 6/5, NIH issued a Notice (NOT-OD-17-074) reminding NIH recipients about the requirement to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports to the NIH. The Notice states:

NIH award recipients have a responsibility to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial

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Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2017

June 9, 2017

The FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31), signed into law on May 5, 2017, provides funding to NIH for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. The intent of NOT-OD-17-075 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is to provide current requirements outlined in the following statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards for FY 2017.

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Issued Patent Citations Will Be Accepted As Post-Submission Application Materials

June 6, 2017

NIH recently updated its policy for what materials will be accepted as post-submission application materials. Beginning with applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017, citations of newly issued patents can be included in post-submission materials.

The NIH post-submission materials policy allows grant applicants to submit limited information arising from unforeseen events that occur after submission of an application but prior to initial peer review. The updated

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Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests

Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests

June 6, 2017

Working with NIH applicants and awardees as an extramural program division director, I often shared the NIH RePORTER resource as a tool for exploring the research topics NIH supports.  Learning what projects we support, using a robust database of historical and newly-funded projects (updated weekly), provides researchers valuable insight as they consider developing their own research programs and applications for funding.

Another valuable tool which you might be familiar with is Federal RePORTER, which expands the RePORTER

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What Kind of Information Should I Include in the “Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources” Attachment?

June 6, 2017

Applicants proposing to use established key biological and/or chemical resources are expected to include an authentication plan in the “Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources” attachment, even if the key resources were purchased or obtained from an outside source that provided data on prior authentication. The authentication plan must include only a description of the methods proposed to authenticate key resources prior to use and at regular intervals, if appropriate. The plan should be no more than one page. Key resources and the methods for authentication

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What Are “Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources” That Should Be Addressed In My Application’s Authentication Plan?

June 6, 2017

The quality of resources used to conduct research is critical to the ability to reproduce the results, so to address scientific rigor in your NIH application, we ask you to include an authentication plan.

Key resources refer to established resources that will be used in the proposed research.

Key biological and/or chemical resources include, but are not limited to, cell lines, specialty chemicals, antibodies and other biologics. Key biological and/or chemical resources may or may not have been generated with NIH funds and:

  • may differ from
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