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ARCHIVED - OER Grants News Flashes - 2011

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FCOI Webinar Archive & Slides Now Available!

December 14, 2011
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offered a live webinar titled, What NIH Grantees Need to Know About the 2011 Revised Financial Conflict of Interest Regulation.  Investigators and administrators are encouraged to watch the newly posted archive of this event and view the PPT slides on the topic of the 2011 Revised Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulation (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting  Objectivity in Research for Which PHS Funding is Sought). This webinar, sponsored by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER), focused on requirements as they relate to NIH-funded grants and cooperative agreements

Links to the archive and slides are available on OER's Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Page.


REMINDER: NIH FCOI Webinar

November 30, 2011
What NIH Grantees Need to Know About the 2011 Revised Financial Conflict of Interest Regulation
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2:00-3:30pm EST

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages both investigators and administrators to join NIH staff for a webinar on the 2011 Revised Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulation (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting  Objectivity in Research for Which PHS Funding is Sought).   This webinar, sponsored by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER), will focus on requirements as they relate to NIH-funded grants and cooperative agreements.

No registration is required. 

More information available at NOT-OD-12-012.


Reminder: Annual renewal of CCR required to apply

October 17, 2011
Verify active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) well before your submission deadline. CCR must be renewed yearly. Since August 2011, Grants.gov has been rejecting applications from organizations that do not have a current CCR registration.

Check CCR Registration Status by visiting http://www.bpn.gov/CCRSearch/Search.aspx and searching using your organization's DUNS.  Some CCR-registered users may choose not to display their information in the public search. If your information is not available publicly, your organization's e-Biz Point of Contact must determine current status.


Apply for Pioneer or New Innovator Award

October 3, 2011
Apply now through November 15 for the National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs. The LRPs help repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research, and opportunities are available in five research areas clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn more and apply at http://www.lrp.nih.gov


Apply for Pioneer or New Innovator Award

August 29, 2011
Now is the time to apply for an NIH Director's Pioneer Award or New Innovator Award. The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is October 7, 2011, and October 14, 2011 for the New Innovator Award applications. See the websites for more information http://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer and http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator.


HHS Issues Revised Financial Conflict of Interest Rules

August 23, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a final rule in the Federal Register revising the regulations on financial conflicts of interest of extramural investigators. For a look at what's different, check out the side-by-side comparison table on the Financial Conflict of Interest website and read Dr. Rockey's blog post on the topic.


Data set: Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Funding

August 19, 2011
We have posted the de-indentified data set used in the recent analysis, Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Funding (PDF - 200 KB) Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer .


Blog Post: New NIH Study on Diversity

August 18, 2011
Read Dr. Rockey's blog post on the study published today in Science. The study reveals that black or African American applicants were significantly less likely to receive NIH R01 funding than were white applicants (during 2000-2006). The gap in success rates amounted to 10 percentage points even after controlling for a series of factors that might affect success.


Comment on New Common Fund Programs

August 12, 2011
NIH's Common Fund (http://commonfund.nih.gov) supports exceptionally innovative programs that are inherently high-risk but have the potential for high payoff by catalyzing research across all of NIH and in the biomedical research community. New ideas for Common Fund programs are identified annually by internal and external scientists and stakeholders. We are now asking your input on these ideas to help us shape new programs for 2013. Provide your input today at http://commonfund.nih.gov/strategicplanning. The feedback period is open until Wednesday, September 14, 2011.


Special Programs for SBIR Recipients

August 10, 2011
The NIH SBIR Program recently announced the following 2 specialty programs of interest to small businesses:

Niche Assessment Program:  This program is designed to help NIH's SBIR Phase I awardees “jump-start” their company's commercialization efforts.  Awardees must have been funded in fiscal years (FY) 2011 and 2012.  For more information on the Phase I SBIR Niche Assessment Program, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-94  

Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP): This program is designed to help NIH SBIR Phase II awardees transition their SBIR-developed products into the marketplace.  The 2011-2012 CAP will begin in October 2011 and will conclude at the end of June 2012.  *Note: This program is not available to STTR awardees.  For more information on CAP, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-102


Clarification: Resubmissions During Appeals

August 10, 2011
The NIH will not review a resubmission application (A1 version) if an appeal of the initial peer review is pending on the original application (A0 version).  This policy is effective for A0 applications submitted for the May 25, 2011 due date and thereafter.  These applications will be reviewed in the fall of 2011 for the January 2012 Council round.  Resolution of an appeal occurs when the initial peer review outcome is finalized, by issuance of the final overall impact score and summary statement.  For more information, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-101.


New Policy: No-Cost Extensions

August 10, 2011
Effective October 1, 2011, NIH will require grantees to use the No-Cost Extension feature in the eRA Commons to notify NIH when they exercise their one-time authority to extend the final budget period of a grant, without requesting additional funds.  NIH will no longer accept these notifications via other communication channels.  Grantees have a one-time authority to extend the final budget period of a previously approved project period for up to 12 months.   Grantees are reminded that all such notifications must be submitted through the Commons before the project period expires.   For more information see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-098.


OER Podcast: Selecting Reviewers

July 15, 2011
Who is reviewing your NIH grant application and how were they selected?  Don't miss the most recent podcast from the NIH Office of Extramural (OER) on Selecting Study Section Reviewers. The OER podcast series provides guidance and insight from NIH experts on a variety of grant topics of interest to investigators, fellows, students, and research administrators.


New Rock Talk Blog: NCATS

July 15, 2011
Dr. Sally J. Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, recently posted her comments on why the time is right for the proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Her blog follows in the footsteps of a recent article published by Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, in Science Translational Medicine that outlines the goals, functions, and structure of the proposed new center. For more information on this topic and previous postings by Dr. Rockey, check out her blog.


IACUC 101: Des Moines, Iowa

July 15, 2011
Are you responsible for your institution's animal care program, a new or seasoned IACUC member, or an IACUC affiliate? If so, consider this one day workshop on IACUC fundamentals in Des Moines, Iowa on August 11, 2011. Attendees will receive a basic, yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals. This interactive workshop provides attendees the opportunity to practice what they have learned when they are challenged to consider, deliberate, and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios. For more information and a link to registration details, see NIH Guide notice NOT-OD-11-092.


Register Now for June Grants Workshop

May 25, 2011
Register now for the last NIH Regional Seminar of 2011 taking place June 22-24 in Weston, Florida and take advantage of reduced rates at the seminar hotel (limited time only). Held twice each year, the NIH Regional Seminars provide you an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with your peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and to return to your institution with inside information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards. For more information, see NOT-OD-11-078.


New Rock Talk Blog

May 12, 2011
Sally Rockey provides more data on the top 20% of NIH awardees.


April Nexus/Blog Recap

May 12, 2011
Take a look at the recent NIH Extramural Nexus for articles on the reissued appeals policy, MyRePORTER alerts, and new podcasts. Don't miss Sally Rockey's blog posts with on women and research careers, preparing for the unexpected, and data on the number of grants per investigator.


NRSA FY2011 Stipend Levels

May 12, 2011
See policy notice NOT-OD-11-067 for new stipend levels for Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.


March Nexus/Blog Recap

April 1, 2011
Take a look at the recent NIH Extramural Nexus for articles on grants workshops, post-submission materials, and new podcasts. Don't miss Sally Rockey's blog posts with data on women and NIH grants, the elimination of the second resubmission, and correlation between the criterion scores and the overall impact score.


New Rock Talk Blog

March 21, 2011
Sally talks about the participation of women in NIH extramural programs.


EIA Comment Period Extended

March 21, 2011
The deadline for providing input on the NIH Director's Early Independence Award (EIA) program has been extended to March 31, 2011.


Comment on Single Cell Analysis

March 14, 2011
An NIH working group is looking for input to help identify gaps in current technologies and methodologies related to single cell analysis. Help identify the compelling biomedical research questions that can be addressed by overcoming these limitations. Responses must be submitted by March 18, 2011.


Comment on Early Independence Award

March 11, 2011
This year, NIH released the Early Independence Award to help support exceptional junior investigators who wish to “skip the post-doc.” The application due date has passed, but now it is your turn to provide input on the program Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer . Information received in response to this request for information may be used to make adjustments to the program and when developing the next funding opportunity announcement. Responses must be submitted by March 18, 2011.


Biosketch Modified

February 22, 2011
The biosketch forms in NIH grant application packages have been modified to allow investigators to include information about personal circumstances that may have affected their productivity. The change will take affect for applications received for the May 25, 2011 receipt date and beyond. For more information, see NOT-OD-11-045.


New Grant Writing Podcasts

February 22, 2011
Two new All About Grants podcasts have recently been released. You've found what you think is the best funding opportunity announcement. Now we help you navigate through it to make sure you don't miss any crucial make-or-break details. Next, we help you figure out what to put in the cover letter of your application.





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