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OER Social Media

The NIH Office Extramural Research offers a variety of ways to stay connected and informed of the latest news affecting the extramural research community using social media.

Blogs Blogs

NIH Extramural Nexus 

Provides the latest news on grants policies and activities at the NIH, as well as resources for applicants and awardees (available as a monthly email digest or via RSS feed)

Open Mike

Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH Deputy Director of Extramural Research, blogs on NIH extramural activities, helping connect you with the NIH perspective, and helping connect us with yours. Part of the NIH Extramural Nexus.  (subscription options)

NIH Division of Loan Repayment (DLR) Director’s Blog

The director of the Division of Loan Repayment discusses all things related to the NIH LRPs, hot topics in scientific workforce development, NIH funding mechanisms, and more.

Facebook Facebook NIH Loan Repayment Program

LinkedIn LinkedIn

National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research


Podcast   Podcasts

All About Grants (Insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information)


TwitterX (formerly Twitter)

@NIHgrants (Grants and Funding News from the Office of Extramural Research) 
@NIHFunding (NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts) 
@NIH_LRP (NIH Loan Repayment Program) 
@DBRWDirector (Director, NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce) 
@NIHseed (NIH Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development) 


YouTube YouTube (Tutorials, Webinars, and more)


Additional NIH Social Media Opportunities

NIH Social Media & Outreach

Provides additional social media opportunities from offices within the NIH Office of the Director, as well as the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the NIH.