New resources to support diversity in NIH-funded research

The NIH has developed a new portal to information about how scientific workforce diversity is promoted and supported in extramural programs. The website focuses on four main areas: Background...

To resubmit or not resubmit – that is the question

The biomedical research funding climate remains challenging despite the words of optimism NIH Director, Francis Collins, shared with OHSU during his campus visit last week. In 2015, only 13.1% of new...

NINDS restructures funding support for postdocs

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will no longer participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent...

New federal policies issued on clinical trials

The NIH is the largest funder of clinical trials in the U.S., investing over $3 billion each year. Standards for scientific rigor and ethical oversight must be exceptionally high because the health...

Assessing scientific productivity: A new metric

Publication data - journal impact factors, number of first author publications, prestige of the journal - are commonly used to assess research productivity. But the metrics used to generate these...

NIH wants to hear from you

Help shape the agenda of a planned future conference on coronary heart disease In 1978, the Bethesda Conference on the Declining Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease brought together international...

NIH director to give annual Mark O. Hatfield Lecture, Oct. 24

The Director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, will be giving this year's Mark O. Hatfield Lecture. The talk will examine recent advances in fundamental knowledge...

New NIH policy on appendix materials in applications

A notice was issued on Aug. 12, 2016 detailing plans to eliminate most appendix materials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ or NIOSH on or after Jan., 2017. According to the notice, the...

NIH seeks input on biomedical digital repositories

The era of "Big Data" in biomedical research presents both opportunities and challenges. Increasing access to digital data allows for expanded accountability and accelerated discovery. But to take...