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NIH Extramural Nexus


Addressing Foreign Interference and Associated Risks to the Integrity of Biomedical Research, and How You Can Help

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Mike Lauer 1

On Tuesday, June 23, Dr. Kelvin Drogemeier, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), gave a presentation to the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) on “Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise.” Dr. Drogemeier articulated five “key takeaway” messages. I’d like to take this opportunity to summarize Dr. Drogemeier’s presentation and how it fits within the context of NIH extramural research. Continue reading →

What Is a “Rolling” Submission Date?

Posted on July 1, 2020 by NIH Staff Reply

With “rolling” submission dates, we define the first and last days applications will be accepted and you pick the day between them to submit your application. This practice is not new, but it is more common with “emergency” or “urgent” funding opportunities meant to get funding to the community as quickly as possible to address a critical need (e.g., COVID-19 Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19). Continue reading →

Requirement for Electronic Submission of All Administrative Supplements

Posted on June 30, 2020 by NIH Staff Reply

We just announced three important updates to our administrative supplement submission policies: effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically; and effective July 25, 2020, all supplement applications to existing single and multi-project awards must be submitted electronically and the streamlined submission method through the eRA Commons will be discontinued and replaced. Continue reading →

Is Your Application Responsive to the Goals of Your Selected Opportunity?

Posted on June 25, 2020 by NIH Staff Reply

NIH just announced that, like Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations (PARs) and Program Announcements with set-aside funds (PASs) may now include criteria that would make an application non-responsive (i.e., outside the scope of the PAR/PAS). Continue reading →

How We Handle Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Mike Lauer and Carrie Wolinetz 2

If there are concerns that sexual harassment is affecting an NIH-funded project, we want to know about it. NIH takes the same rigorous approach to addressing allegations involving sexual harassment as we do other integrity issues. We have added a web page that highlights the detailed steps NIH takes when we receive notification of a concern. Continue reading →

Upcoming Mandatory Submission of the Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System Beginning January 1, 2021

Posted on June 24, 2020 by NIH Staff 1

Beginning January 1, 2021, respective to NIH grant awards that require submission of an FFR, NIH grant recipients will be required to submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System (PMS) as opposed to the eRA Commons/FFR Module. Continue reading →

Help Us Strengthen Rigor of Animal Research: Public Feedback Requested

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Mike Lauer 3

Ever figured out a clever solution to a vexing challenge that affected the rigor of your work with laboratory animals, and then thought that those solutions could improve the quality and transparency of animal research supported across NIH? Recently found yourself at virtual lab meetings brainstorming ways to facilitate translating the findings from your animal study to human biology and disease? Questioned the status quo on how the research culture drives the choice of animal models and the design of experiments? Well, we want to know more. Continue reading →