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Does NIH Expect Completion of GCP Training by the January 1, 2017 Effective Date?

December 30, 2016

Institutions need not regard the NIH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) policy’s effective date as a deadline by which we expect NIH-funded investigators and clinical trial staff involved in the design, conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials to complete GCP training. Rather, as long as steps are being taken to meet the expectation, e.g., staff who have not yet been trained have signed up for a course, the training itself can be completed after the effective date.

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Characteristics and Outcomes of R01 Competing Renewal Applications (“Type 2s”)

December 22, 2016

An investigator’s long-term success depends not only on securing funding, but on maintaining a stable funding stream over time. One way to assure continued funding is to submit a competing renewal application. However, as we noted earlier this year, while new investigators were almost as successful as experienced investigators in obtaining new (type 1) R01s, the difference between new investigator and… Read more about Characteristics and Outcomes of R01 Competing Renewal Applications (“Type 2s”)

NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2017

December 16, 2016

Yesterday, NIH published a guide notice establishing stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The 2017 increase of NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels reflects our continued recognition of the important work of postdoctoral researchers to the NIH, AHRQ, and HRSA missions. This increase also builds on increases following the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group on the biomedical research workforce recommendations. Their 2012 report called for ”the current stipends for NIH-supported postdoctoral… Read more about NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2017

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