NIH Nexus – February 2019

February 21, 2019 • NIH Nexus

Curling up with a New NIH Data Book 

By Mike Lauer

For the New Year, we resolve to make NIH data, reports, and analyses more accessible, interactive, and easy to use. For over a decade, the NIH Data Book has served as a helpful resource for describing funding trends on grants and contract awards, success rates, small business programs, peer review, as well as the scientific workforce. These data, presented as graphics and tables, have allowed you to get a better understanding of decisions made here at NIH. We are proud to announce a new edition is available for your 2019 reading list. Continue reading →

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Reminder to Address Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan in Grant Applications

Effective for due dates January 25, 2019 or later, keep in mind the following changes to your applications and progress reports. Continue reading →

Updated NIH Policy for Resubmission of New Investigator R01 Applications

The NIH Center for Scientific Review and National Institute of Mental Health will no longer offer a special deadline for new investigator resubmission applications. This change goes into effect starting with R01 applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019. Continue reading →

Note 2-Step Submission Process for RPPRs with Inclusion Enrollment Data

With the launch of the new Human Subjects System (HSS), there is now a new two-step submission process for any Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) reporting inclusion enrollment updates. Continue reading →

Notices of Special Interest

You may have noticed a growing trend at NIH to issue notices that highlight scientific areas of special interest. NIH Institutes and Centers have been increasingly using this approach as an alternative to issuing or reissuing program announcements. Continue reading →


Roundup of R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) and Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) Resources

As announced in this guide notice, NIH now administers two programs using the R15 activity code. The Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) targeting undergraduate-focused institutions and the Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) targeting graduate schools of arts and sciences and health professional schools that grant baccalaureate or advanced degrees. Continue reading →

Quick Queries – Institutional Information on Pending Reports and Award Dates are Just a Click Away

Do you need to figure out if your institution is already registered in eRA Commons? Or which grants in your institution are due for closeout? You can get to this information and more without even logging in to eRA Commons, thanks to eRA’s Quick Queries. Continue reading →

Announcing a New Protection of Human Subjects Website

On the new Protection of Human Subjects site, you can find useful information about proposing and conducting NIH extramural research involving human subjects, including policies, regulations, training, resources, and updated information on the revised human subject regulation (Common Rule). Continue reading →

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Diversifying NIH’s Small Business Programs

In this next installment of the “All About Grants” podcast series, small business innovators can learn more about programs geared towards women-owned companies or those led by socially or economically disadvantaged groups. Continue reading →


Don’t Let the Cold Weather Slow You Down…Spring Into Action & Register for the 2019 NIH Regional Seminar – May 15-17 in Baltimore, MD

If you are new to working with NIH grants and ready to learn, engage and connect with others who are eager to gain a better understanding of NIH grant policies and processes…then register today for the Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! Continue reading →