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Certificates of Confidentiality for NIH Grants

April 28, 2017

Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research
Earlier this year I wrote a post about the 21st Century Cures Act and its changes that directly affect the NIH. One part of this new legislation contains provisions to improve clinical research and privacy through certificates of confidentiality.

Currently, certificates of confidentiality (or “CoCs”) are provided upon request to

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GMAS Change to HMS Questions

April 26, 2017

An additional question now appears in the “Other school info” section for Initial, Competing Renewal, Continuation, and Supplement Requests in GMAS. The question reads, “Does this request fall under the criteria for the HMS Efficiency Project (EP)?” It is the first question within the section. (See screenshot below).  

If your department is not listed here, the answer to this question should always be “No." 

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Applications, Resubmissions, and the Relative Citation Ratio

Applications, Resubmissions, and the Relative Citation Ratio

April 25, 2017

Measuring the impact of NIH grants is an important input in our stewardship of research funding. One metric we can use to look at impact, discussed previously on this blog, is the relative citation ratio (or RCR). This measure – which NIH has made freely available through the iCite tool – aims to go further than just raw numbers of published research findings or citations, by quantifying the impact and influence of a research article both within the context of its research

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New pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information

April 11, 2017

 

On April 24, 2017, the (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals. See the NSF for important information on a new pilot

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NIH Fiscal Operations and Interim Salary Cap Guidance

March 31, 2017

NIH continues to operate under a continuing resolution, meaning that we will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level), as we have in past years. See our March 17 Guide notice for details.

We have also issued interim guidance on salary limits for NIH grants and cooperative agreements. The

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