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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.
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Opportunities and Resources

Pursue vaccine development by studying host immune responses to Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) and leveraging clinical samples, identifying new protective antigens, and employing novel vaccine and adjuvant platforms.
Focus on ethical, legal, and social implications relevant to collaborative research on HIV/AIDS or its comorbidities, other infectious diseases including those transmitted by vectors, immunologic and allergic diseases, and organ transplantation; or the ethics of clinical trials and implementation science.
The Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) is for faculty members at eligible health professional schools and graduate schools. They can receive support for small-scale research projects that provide research experiences to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing biomedical or behavioral research.

In The News

NIH published a revised Grants Policy Statement (GPS) for fiscal year 2022. The NIH GPS provides policy instruction that serves as the standard terms and conditions of award for NIH grants, as well as guidance for applicants pursuing an NIH grant.
The draft Strategic Plan outlines three goals—to build, disseminate, and act on empirical, data-driven evidence to advance scientific workforce diversity—as well as how to leverage corresponding objectives and tactics to achieve each of these goals.
The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), an NIAID-supported network, seeks proposals for small clinical trials that can help identify new strategies to address HIV remission and cure.
NIH published a pair of notices extending policy exceptions meant to help investigators continue research and alleviate application hardships during the pandemic.

Advice Corner

Do you know what to do if you ever spot potential misconduct such as plagiarism, misuse of NIH funds, harassment, human subjects at risk, or other similar issues at an NIH awardee institution?

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