NRSA Technical Components Workshop, February 13

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop  to learn about...

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...

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...

Coming Changes to NIH Clinical Trials and How They Affect Your Research

Beginning in 2018, NIH is changing the definition of a clinical trial—expanding it beyond its current scope. If you work with human subjects, your research may be affected, including the indirect...

Xiaolu “Lulu” Cambronne awarded an NIH New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health today awarded a highly competitive research grant to Xiaolu (Lulu) Cambronne, Ph.D., a research assistant professor at the OHSU Vollum Institute. The grant, $1.5...

Making all the data count for disease diagnosis and discovery

Diagnosing diseases is a tricky business requiring a formidable breadth and depth of knowledge and the skill to apply it. The rarer the disease is, the harder it can be to diagnose: quality reference...

Shared instrumentation funding, internal applications due Mar. 17

Last week, NIH released three RFAs related to shared instrumentation. The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared...

Supplemental funding available for research on sex/gender influences

The recently implemented NIH policy requiring grant applicants to consider sex as a biological variable in the design of basic and pre-clinical animal studies has prompted considerable discussion....

NIH seeks input on data sharing and data management

NIH is seeking stakeholder feedback on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the results of federally-funded scientific research are made...

NIH reports on R01 and R21 trends

NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Mike Lauer looks at funding trends and relationships for R01 and R21 mechanisms in a recent Open Mike blog post. In this follow-up to previous...