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RCDC Shares Spending Estimates and Disease Burden by Category

To match projects with relevant categories, NIH's Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC) uses sophisticated text data mining (categorizing and clustering using words and multiword phrases) and NIH-wide definitions.
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell infected with a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (UK B.1.1.7), isolated from a patient sample.

Opportunities and Resources

Use somatic cell gene editing approaches to improve graft survival and outcomes for recipients of allogenic solid organ, pancreatic islet, or vascularized composite allograft transplants.
The Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program supports individual postdoctoral career transition awards and institutionally-focused research education cooperative agreements.
NIH’s Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) program helps small business awardees identify and address their most pressing product development needs and boost commercialization efforts.

In The News

For nonexempt human subjects research using a single protocol at multiple U.S. sites, you must identify a single institutional review board (sIRB) of record that will conduct the ethical review of your protocol.
NIH will consider accepting applications after a submission deadline from investigators whose institutions close due to a natural disaster, such as the recent hurricanes Henri and Ida.
NIH instructed peer reviewers to “assume that temporary, emergency problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic will be resolved” and not let possible complications affect overall impact scores.

Advice Corner

If your research includes a select agent, describe how and where you will use the agent in your application's Research Strategy section, complete the Select Agent Research attachment, and describe biocontainment resources.

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