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NIH Requests Public Comment on a Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance

Nov 26, 2019

NIH recently released a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental draft guidance for public comment. The purpose of this draft policy and supplemental draft guidance is to promote effective and efficient data management and sharing that furthers NIH’s commitment to making…

Reminder to Review Accuracy of Grant Information Before October 11

Oct 7, 2019

We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are…
News Topics: NIH SSRI Funding

Bench to Bedside and Beyond seminar on Oct. 16 to focus on funding opportunities

Sep 30, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present “Funding Opportunities Unique to Clinical and Translational Science Institute” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series, set for noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. In addition to being held in H4504 at the Penn State…
News Topics: CTSI Funding NIH

NIH to begin requiring ORCID ID for many awards

Aug 29, 2019

The NIH, as well as several academic journals across disciplines, are now requiring (or soon will be) the use of an ORCID ID when submitting certain proposals or papers. The benefits to the worldwide research community are many - identification by the non-profit organization, ORCID, helps…

All of Us Journey tour to visit Hershey area

Jun 3, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Penn State Cancer Institute will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on informational exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program - an ambitious effort to gather data from 1…

NIH Releases Protocol Template for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Involving Humans

Mar 29, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new protocol template to help behavioral and social science researchers prepare research protocols for human studies measuring social or behavioral outcomes. The protocol template is an effective resource for communicating the science, methods…

Disclosure of foreign affiliations

Feb 19, 2019

Investigators submitting proposals and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) to NIH should know it is critically important that they accurately identify any foreign collaborations associated with their research. Question 6.a. on the “RESEARCH & RELATED Other Project Information” form…
News Topics: NIH Research

NIH course will train students on effective research methods

Jan 23, 2019

The NIH Clinical Center's new course will focus on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process. Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research will train students on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course will be of interest to…
News Topics: NIH Research

New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Jan 8, 2019

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
News Topics: NIH Funding

Applications now open for student translational research training programs

Jan 3, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its yearlong and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…

New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Dec 18, 2018

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm. Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
News Topics: NIH Funding

Mobile technologies may help researchers crack the mysteries of aging

Nov 13, 2018

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State’s Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions later in life by developing new standardized mobile technologies for researchers across the U.S. This type of…

Penn State response to new NSF and NIH requirements

Oct 26, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recently taken steps to promote the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff to maintain productive research and educational environments. NSF has announced that all institutions receiving NSF funds…
News Topics: NSF NIH Funding

NIH guide notice on basic science studies involving human participants

Jul 24, 2018

The purpose of this notice is to describe interim policy flexibilities for a subset of NIH-funded studies whose primary purpose is the pursuit of basic science. These are studies that meet the NIH definition of a “clinical trial” and that also meet the Federal definition of basic science.  These…
News Topics: NIH

Contributions of social and behavioral research in addressing the opioid crisis

Jun 13, 2018

OBSSR in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the NIH…

NIH's notice of fiscal policies in effect for FY 2018

May 21, 2018

This Notice provides guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2018 and implements the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141), signed into law on March 23, 2018.  With the passage of the Act, NIH received a 9 percent increase over FY 2017, for a total of $37.311 billion in…
News Topics: Funding NIH

NIH’s Single IRB Policy: Contact the IRB First

Apr 26, 2018

If you’re planning to submit a grant that involves a multi-site study to NIH, it’s important to know that you must now contact the IRB before you submit your grant. A new NIH policy requires the use of a Single IRB for the review of multi-site, non-exempt human research studies, with few exceptions…
News Topics: NIH Funding IRB

NIH launches HEAL Initiative, doubles funding to accelerate scientific solutions to stem national opioid epidemic

Apr 4, 2018

Today, at the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the launch of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the…

Giving grant applications a second chance

Mar 20, 2018

NIH receives many meritorious grant applications for which there are inadequate resources to fund.  Thanks to the Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR), there is now a second chance at funding for these applications. Leidos Health’s Life Sciences has partnered with NIH to accelerate…
News Topics: NIH Funding

Discovery Series to feature 'Innovations Training and iCorps @ NIH'

Mar 6, 2018

"Innovations Training and iCorps @ NIH: Planning and Funding the Future of Your Research" will be presented at the next Discover Seminar Series, part of the Research Quality Assurance Lunchtime Lecture Series at Penn State College of Medicine. The seminar will be held at noon in Lecture Room D at…

NIH Announces Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy

Feb 12, 2018

By Mike Lauer Last month, NIH announced a revision (NOT-OD-18-116) to a decades-old policy originally conceived in response to concerns that children were not appropriately included in clinical research. These changes broaden the policy to address inclusion of research participants of all ages, and…
News Topics: NIH Research

NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview Recording

Jan 23, 2018

The recent presentation NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview (What NIH’s Definition Means for Researchers and How the ORP Can Help) and is now available to view on YouTube.  Slides are also available for the presentation (slides available as a pdf and as a Powerpoint presentation; if you need…

New National Institutes of Health policies affect all researchers

Jan 15, 2018

If you hear “clinical trial” and think of a study looking at a cure for a disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants you to think again. NIH is in the process of enhancing “the accountability and transparency of clinical research” through a number of new initiatives that impact…