Wednesday, December 23, 2009

AHRQ application & review changes

The agency will adopt some, but not all, of the changes NIH is making. Check this announcement for details.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NIH frequently requested reports

Lots of information is available at this site. Reports cover topics such as characteristics of investigators (gender, age), awards by institute and awards by grant type.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New NIH RO1 parent announcement

It's the one you need for grants submitted on or after Jan. 25, 2010, and it's available. Click the headline.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Conflict of interest & NIH grants

Read the latest report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General (more commonly known as the OIG) about how NIH grantees manage conflict of interest. When you click the link, go to the "Grants management" section of the report list, then click on "How Grantees Manage Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Funded by the National Institutes of Health (OEI-03-07-00700)."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"The art of obtaining grants"

An article titled "The art of obtaining grants," by E.B. Devine, was published in the March 2009 issue of The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 66(65), pages 580-587. The work was funded by AHRQ grant HS14739.

NIH Regional Seminar June in Portland, OR

NIH will present its seminar on program funding and grant administration June 24 and 25 in Portland, OR. An optional computer workshop is offered June 23. Click the link for details.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tales of the NSF OIG

In the latest report from the NSF Office of the Inspector General, the agency cracks down on plagiarism in proposals. Also, a former research center employee faces prison for use of a state-issued purchase card to buy personal items. Click on the "Investigations" portion of the report.