Published: February 11, 2019
Select stories from Extramural Nexus:
October-Early November 2018 https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/issue/october-early-november-2018/?q=all
November-December 2018 https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/issue/november-december-2018/?q=all
January 2019 https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/issue/january-2019/?q=all
By Mike Lauer
When research findings are made up from thin air, misrepresented in some way, or blatantly and without credit copied from others, we risk eroding the public’s trust, damaging institutional reputation, harming careers, incurring skepticism, misleading future research, and, arguably most importantly, hurting patients. NIH takes research misconduct seriously. We are being proactive. Continue reading at https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2018/11/15/working-together-to-protect-the-integrity-of-nih-funded-research/
You found a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that fits your research, you’ve read it carefully, and have been working for months perfecting your application. Don’t forget to return to the FOA within 30 days of the due date to check for any new related notices which could impact your submission. The Related Notices in Part 1 of the FOA could alert you to a change in key dates, updates to application instructions, notices of new policies and other “need to know” information. This simple step will help ensure that there are no surprises when it comes time to submit your application to NIH! For more helpful hints, see our Understand Funding Opportunities page.
Review Criteria Updates
We’ve updated application instructions and review criteria addressing rigor of prior research (formerly scientific premise); inclusion reporting and requirements; and protections for human subjects. Recently published opportunities have the updated review criteria in the body of the announcement. Opportunities posted prior to the change have a link to the notice containing updated criteria at the top of the Application Review Information section.
NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
(Common Rule; NOT-OD-19-050)
Several provisions in the Revised Common Rule resulted in changes to NIH policies and procedures. From an application submission perspective, the most notable changes are:
- Changes to categories of research qualifying for exemptions (FAQs)
- Use of new exemptions 7 and 8, when applicable