The NIH wants your input to help lower administrative burdens

The NIH is asking for your input on some proposed approaches to reducing the administrative burden in research with laboratory animals (NOT-OD-18-152 and Federal Register Notice 2018-05173). The...

Update regarding federal government shutdown

Updated Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.: The Senate and House have passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8. The shutdown will end once it is signed by President Trump with...

New NIH policy on electronic submission of diversity supplements

Effective January 25, 2018, the NIH will require all single and multi-project diversity supplement requests to be submitted electronically. This is a change in NIH policy, which currently uses paper...

New NIH policy on Certificates of Confidentiality

On Sep. 7, 2017, the National Institutes of Health issued a notice of changes for their policy regarding the issuing of Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC). This change comes as a result of the...

NIH under continuing resolution: What does it mean to you?

The NIH released a notice on December 19 indicating that all Department of Health and Human Services agencies will be acting under a continuing resolution through Jan. 19, 2018. (Note that Congress...

FY2016 NIH numbers released

NIH recently released their annual web reports, success rates, and NIH Data Book for fiscal year 2016. In a February 3 blog post, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Michael Lauer,...