Friday, June 16, 2017

NEH funding database

Want to know what projects the National Endowment for the Humanities has funded? Search its database.

New NIH videos on how to apply

The National Institutes of Health website has four new video tutorials on how to apply for a grant. They cover registering with its online submission system, writing a proposal and submitting your application. Check them out here.

More tales of the NSF OIG

Research misconduct -- primarily plagiarism and data falsification -- figure prominently in the latest Semiannual Report to Congress by the National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General. Those investigated included a full professor, assistant professors and graduate students. The full report is available here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Federal agency public access plans

All federal agencies must have a public access plan that sets out requirements for the sharing of data collected from and scholarly articles generated by funded research. However, the details vary from agency to agency. Click here for a list of current agency public access plans.

NIH Confidential

The entire proposal review process at the National Institutes of Health should be confidential, yet breaches sometimes occur. This NIH blog post discusses situations to avoid, which include the exchange of even seemingly trivial information.

NIH grant seminar October in Baltimore

The National Institutes of Health plans a seminar on program funding and grant administration for Oct. 25-27 in Baltimore. Click here for details.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NSF Day in Wyoming

Grab your ten-gallon hat and head to the Cowboy State for NSF Day May 3 at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Details are available here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The skinny on NSF's public access policy

Not sure what you need to do with those journal articles that result from your National Science Foundation grants? What about the data you collected. The agency has posted FAQs to address most every matter.

Monday, February 20, 2017

NSF Day in Chapel Hill

Spring is beautiful in Chapel Hill -- what a great time for NSF Day in the Tar Heel State! Get the details here.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Animal, vegetable, mineral: Scientific collections

We have all heard about management plans for electronic data gathered in scientific research. Efforts are under way to make physical objects available for scientific study as well. The Registry of U.S. Federal Scientific Collections has details.

Friday, February 03, 2017

PDF attachments for NIH: Color me informed

The National Institutes of Health issued a new policy for text in PDF attachments. The Arial, Georgia Helvetica and Palatino Linotype fonts acceptable; applicants are no longer restricted to black text. Check out the policy for details.