Friday, September 26, 2008

Public access a factor in new NIH grants

The National Institutes of Health reminds investigators that new grant applications must provide evidence of compliance with the agency's Public Access Policy. Click on this link to get how-tos.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Zerhouni to leave NIH next month

Here's a snippet from a National Institutes of Health press release. Click on the link above to read the full story.

Bethesda, Md, September 24, 2008 — Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health, today announced his plans to step down at the end of October 2008 to pursue writing projects and explore other professional opportunities.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NSF Stats & Funding Info

Quick -- how much funding did your state receive last year from the National Science Foundation? How do you compare with other institutions in your state? Can you find this information for your 10 a.m. meeting? Click on this easy-to-use trove of funding statistics to find the answers.

Monday, September 22, 2008

NIH transitions to Adobe Jan. 1

The National Institutes of Health will say goodbye to those Pure Edge grant application forms. Starting Jan. 1, electronic submission of SF424 R&R grant applications must use Adobe forms. Read the details at the link above.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Congressional hearing on NIH public access policy

The NIH public access policy we discussed in a March 7 post is the topic of a congressional hearing this Thursday. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in 2141 Rayburn. Thanks to NASULGC's Congressional and Governmental Affairs Staff for bringing this to our attention.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Tell the world about your research

The National Science Foundation urges grantees to inform the news media of their research findings. They recommend getting to know the public information officer on your campus. If you don't know who that is, you can contact NSF for assistance. NSF grants are taxpayer-funded, so the agency wants results made known far and wide, not just in the scientific community.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

NIH deadlines: Wiggle room?

NIH clarifies its policy on late submission of grant applications. Only those with "recent" service as a peer reviewer, as opposed to "past" service, are eligible for a bye for that reason. There are other exceptions to the hard-and-fast deadline. Check it out at the link above.