Do You Have Your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)?

ORCID (https://orcid.org) is a nonprofit organizing offering an open and independent registry intended to be the de facto standard for contributor identification in research and academic publishing. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. They provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between […]

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NOT-OD-17-035: New Appendix policy for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications submitted for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2017

NOT-OD-17-035 This Notice reminds the scientific research community of the recent policy for allowable Appendix materials in applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ, or NIOSH for due dates on or after January 25, 2017.  Elimination of most Appendix materials is intended to rectify inequities in the peer review process that can arise from submission of […]

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NOT-OD-16-147: New NIH Policy Regarding Clinical Trial Submissions

With the release of NOT-OD-16-147, NIH will require that all applications involving one or more clinical trials be submitted through a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifically designed for clinical trials. This means that the NIH will no longer accept clinical trial applications through “parent” FOA announcements or through other FOAs that are not specifically designed […]

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is now accepting letters of intent for the 2017-18 Clinical Scientist Development Award is for Junior Faculty, engaged in Clinical Research. To apply, a letter of intent is to submitted by November 29, 2016. To be eligible, the applicant must: Have received an M.D., D.O., or foreign equivalent degree from an […]

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FDA to Offer Three-Day Investigator Training Session in November 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering a free, three-day training session in Silver Spring, Md., in November that may fulfill NIH’s new requirement for education in good clinical practice (GCP). In collaboration with the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI), the FDA is announcing a 3-day training […]

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2017 NIH Loan Payment Program (LRP) Applications Accepted through November 15, 2016

The 2017 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open!  So start your application online at http://www.lrp.nihgov. The LRP programs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas – clinical, pediatric, […]

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Updated NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Guidelines for FY2017

This month, NIH published the projected fiscal year 2017 stipend guidelines for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by National Research Service Awards (NRSAs).  For NRSA-supported postdocs with less than one year’s experience, the stipend level will increase to $47,484. In keeping with the recommendation of the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group of the NIH Advisory Committee to the […]

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Scientific Review Committee – What It Means to You

Human research projects must have a scientifically valid study design, analytic plan, and be operationally feasible in order to be successfully completed and thus to have translational impact. To ensure this, institutions that conduct clinical research should have a scientific review process prior to submission to the Institutional Review Committee (IRB). The Clinical and Translational […]

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New – NIH’s One Page Guide to Rigor and Reproducibility

NIH has  developed a one-page guide to explain how to address rigor and reproducibility in your NIH application. This new resource walks through each of the four key areas of scientific rigor, explaining how and where to address each area in your application. In addition, they have linked to additional resources in case you need […]

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STAT News: Biden threatens funding cuts for researchers who fail to report clinical trial results

At a national cancer summit on June 29, 2016, Vice President Joe Biden threatened to cut funds to medical research institutions that don’t report their clinical trial results in a timely manner. “Under the law, it says you must report. If you don’t report, the law says you shouldn’t get funding,” Biden said, citing a STAT investigation that found […]

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