NIH update on Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

NIH Director, Francis Collins, released a statement on November 17, 2015 about progress made toward establishing a national research cohort that will be involved in  implementing the President's...

OBSSR seeks input for FY 2016-2020 strategic plan

The NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is in the process of establishing core scientific and policy priorities for their five year strategic plan. Because behavioral and...

NCI Research Specialist Award FOA released

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released an FOA Monday, Nov. 2, inviting grant applications for the Research Specialist Award (R50) in any area of cancer research. This award is designed...

De-mystifying the (NIH) Commons

Large-scale efforts are underway at NIH to tackle hurdles associated with accessing and utilizing Big Data. Making public data, especially large commonly used data sets, easily accessible in the...

Significant Changes to NIH Grants Policy Statement coming soon

The NIH released a Significant Changes document this week summarizing the main grants policy changes and clarifications that will be implemented in the FY2016 NIHGPS. The revised NIHGPS, expected...

Proposed changes to “Common Rule” now open for comment

In September of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services published proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, most often referred to as the Common...

NIH’s Michael Lauer launches Open Mike blog

The NIH’s new Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Michael Lauer, is carrying on the blogging tradition set by his predecessor, Sally Rockey. In his first post on Oct. 19, Lauer wrote that...

NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch to visit OHSU Nov. 13

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, with director Jon Lorsch, Ph.D., at the helm, is breaking new ground on funding and workforce development strategies. Come and hear Lorsch talk...

News from NIH on policy/requirement changes

Over the last week, NIH announced various planned changes to policies, forms and instructions for grant applications submitted on or after January 25, 2016 (Phase I) or May 25, 2016 (Phase II, which...