Monitoring the Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Research

August 31, 2017

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey cause deep concern about the health and safety of people and animals, and about the health of the biomedical enterprise in the affected areas. While everyone’s immediate efforts need to be focused on getting through this immediate crisis, we want to assure our applicant and grantee community that NIH will be doing our part to help you ensure your research continues. We issued a Guide notice reminding the community about our natural disaster policy, Reminder: NIH...

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NIH Natural Disaster Policy

August 28, 2017

NOT-OD-17-106 reminds us how applications are handled during a natural disaster. While we keep victims of Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts during this tragic time, a gentle reminder from NIH on process and procedures in an event that organizations are closed. When delays occur because the applicant/recipient organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or other emergency, NIH will consider accepting applications late, on a case-by-case basis,...

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eRA Enhancements: New features for xTRACT

August 28, 2017

Users are now able to upload participating trainee information in batches by providing a file separated by tabs that contain certain information for each trainee. For each row of information in the file, a participating trainee will be either inserted or updated as appropriate. SImilarily, users will also be able to perform a batch upload of participating student information. The information included in the upload file will follow the same format as participating trainees, with one exception: The only allowable values for Student Type...

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Is it a clinical trial?

August 18, 2017
NIH has embarked on a number of initiatives that aim to improve the quality and transparency of NIH-funded research involving human participants, e.g., clinical trials. To know if your human subjects research will be affected by new policies resulting from these initiatives, researchers should ask and answer these four questions:
  1. Does the study involve human participants?
  2. Are the participants prospectively assigned to an intervention?
  3. Is the study designed to evaluate the effect of the intervention on the participants?...
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