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Feature Article: Appreciation for 2022 NIAID Peer Review and Committee Volunteers
On behalf of NIAID and our research community, we express our deepest gratitude to fiscal year 2022 review and advisory group volunteers for donating their precious time and effort.
Feature Article: Top Ten Things NIH RePORT and RePORTER Can Do for You
Use custom crafted queries to learn what active research projects represent the cutting edge of your field, find potential collaborators for future projects, and much more.
Feature Article: Know the Basics for Facilities and Administrative Costs
Facilities and administrative costs pay for common or joint objectives that cannot be readily identified with an individual project or program. Examples include payroll, departmental administration, student services, building depreciation, and utilities.
Feature Article: November ACD Meeting Featured a Trio of Proposals
The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) discussed a new framework for peer review criteria, NIH-supported postdoctoral training, and alternative methods to advance biomedical research.
Those conducting an NIH-funded clinical trial must promptly update study records, including updates in the recruitment status or study completion date(s), made no later than within 30 days of the occurrence.
Feature Article: Small Businesses—Set Your Sights on Phase III
Though NIAID does not fund small businesses directly for commercialization, our aim is to set up small businesses for later success during the earlier phases of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
Feature Article: Applicants—Understand What a Cooperative Agreement FOA Signifies
A cooperative agreement is a support mechanism that NIH frequently uses for high-priority research areas that require a level of involvement from NIH staff that is higher than for a typical research project grant.
Feature Article: A Summary of September’s Advisory Council Meeting
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said, "It has been an enormous pleasure and privilege of my job to have worked with the many extraordinarily intelligent and talented individuals who have served Council over the years.”
Feature Article: Help Spread the Word of a New NIH Fellowship Program
The NIH Medical Scientist Partnership Program will be a trans-NIH effort to support combined degree candidates by providing them an option to conduct doctoral research in an NIH Intramural laboratory.
Feature Article: Understand the Fiscal Year Calendar to Sync Your Timing
Recognizing how NIH deadlines correspond to the fiscal year calendar can help you understand when and why NIAID undertakes certain actions and processes.
Feature Article: NIAID Prioritizes a Robust Population of Physician-Scientists
By virtue of their training, experiences, and responsibilities as clinicians, physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to identify research priorities and pursue breakthroughs inspired by patient care.
Feature Article: Brush Up on the Basics of a Modular Budget
The modular budget form includes prompts to attach a Personnel Justification, Consortium Justification, and Additional Narrative Justification, which collectively justify your budget to peer reviewers.
Feature Article: Know Your Closeout Obligations at Project’s End
Failure to submit reports when they are due may result in NIH's taking enforcement actions against your institution for not complying with grant closeout procedures. Follow our advice to complete this process on time and without issue.
Feature Article: Reference NIH’s Biomedical Research and Development Price Index
In general terms, the Biomedical Research and Development Price Index indicates how much money is needed to purchase the same amount of biomedical research as the year before.
Feature Article: Respond to Just-in-Time Requests and Any Bars to Award
Most just-in-time information requested by NIAID staff is routine, but certain codes in your summary statement can indicate an award restriction or bar to award.
Feature Article: Find a Fiscal Year 2021 Research Overview, Related Databases
If you are keen on data, you’ll likely want to read on for funding and success rate data on fiscal year 2021 NIH and NIAID awards, as well as databases you can use to find more information.
Feature Article: NIH and Tribal Nations—Commitment and Collaboration
Regular, meaningful engagement with Tribal partners helps NIH ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives are well-represented in research and benefit from its outcomes.
Feature Article: Director of NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center Announces Retirement
Dr. John Mascola provided leadership for scientific and clinical research activities and developed vaccine research programs for priority diseases, including HIV, influenza, Ebola/Marburg, malaria, and COVID-19.
Feature Article: Thank You to 2021 NIAID Peer Review and Committee Volunteers
Our thanks to all who volunteer to serve on a peer review group or advisory committee; your time, effort, and contributions are critically important to help NIAID fund the best science.
Feature Article: A Synopsis of January’s Advisory Council Meeting
Catch up on remarks from NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, the acting NIH associate director for science policy and acting director of NIH’s Office of Science Policy.
Feature Article: Know the Rules—NIH Peer Review Security and Confidentiality
Security and confidentiality in peer review are essential to safeguard the exchange of scientific opinions, protect confidential information, provide reliable input to NIH about research projects to support, and more.
Feature Article: Know Where To Go for Insights Into Site Visits
Staff may conduct “not-for-cause” site visits, such as those for new foreign awardees, as well as “for cause” visits when NIAID has evidence of administrative or accounting deficiencies at an institution.