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ARCHIVED - OER Grants News Flashes - 2006

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News Archive Table Of Contents

Date News Flash Description
November 20, 2006 NIH will Require Electronic Submission of R01 Applications for Feb. 5, 2007 and Beyond
November 17, 2006 Article by Dr. Zerhouni on NIH in the Post-Doubling Era: Realities and Strategies
August 30, 2006 NIH Seeks Input on Proposed Repository for Genetic Information
June 28, 2006 Page Limitation for R21 "Introduction" (Resubmissions)
June 9, 2006 Dr. Zerhouni’s Vision for the Future of NIH
June 8, 2006 July 1 Submission Date Extended to July 3rd
May 26, 2006 NIH Investment in Extramural Research and Training Programs
March 8, 2006 eRA Commons Alert – Performance Issues
January 27, 2006 NIH Announces New Program for New Scientific Investigators
January 12, 2006 NIH Launches Extramural Financial Operations Website


News Flash Items
NIH will Require Electronic Submission of R01 Applications for Feb. 5, 2007 and Beyond

November 20, 2006
NIH will require electronic submission using the SF424 (R&R) application form for all R01 research grant applications for the Feb. 5, 2007 deadline date and beyond. NIH welcomes unsolicited, investigator-initiated applications — use the R01 Parent Announcement found on the Parent Announcements webpage. For information, please visit the Electronic Submission of Grant Applications website.


Article by Dr. Zerhouni on NIH in the Post-Doubling Era: Realities and Strategies

November 17, 2006
An article on "NIH in the Post-Doubling Era: Realities and Strategies" Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer , written by Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, has been published in Science.


NIH Seeks Input on Proposed Repository for Genetic Information

August 30, 2006
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be accepting public comments (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-094.html) until October 31 on a proposed new policy designed to facilitate the research community’s access to data resulting from NIH-funded, genome-wide association studies. See the Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) web page for more information.


Page Limitation for R21 "Introduction" (Resubmissions)

June 28, 2006
R21 applicants: With the transition to electronic submission, R21 (and R03) resubmissions are limited to a 1-page Introduction. (There may have been a 3-page limit on the Introduction for some R21 resubmissions using paper PHS 398 application.) If you receive an "error" upon submission, submit a "change/corrected" application through Grants.gov with the Introduction condensed to one page.

Dr. Zerhouni’s Vision for the Future of NIH

June 9, 2006
See the PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint - 4.3 MB) with NIH Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni’s vision for the future of NIH and the myths and realities of the NIH budget.


July 1 Submission Date Extended to July 3rd

June 8, 2006
Reminder: The submission date for paper and electronic applications is extended to Monday July 3rd since July 1st is a Saturday. (Please note that July 3rd is NOT a Federal holiday.)


NIH Investment in Extramural Research and Training Programs

May 26, 2006
See new slide set for information on NIH Investment in Extramural Research and Training (PowerPoint - 2.7 MB). To view data associated with these slides: right click on the slide and select “edit slides.” This will take you off the slide show to the slides. Then double click on the graphic of interest and the data table will appear.


eRA Commons Alert – Performance Issues

March 8, 2006
You may have experienced slow performance in the eRA Commons over the last two weeks. We have been working hard to identify and address the underlying causes for the performance issues. The eRA system comprises numerous applications, all of which access a central database. The system issues uncovered to date have been linked to database processes unrelated to electronic submission. We fully understand the impact slow system response has on our eRA Commons users, especially those navigating the new electronic submission process. We have already made a number of system changes that have improved performance and have plans in place for additional improvements over the next few days. At this point, however, we are still experiencing significant performance issues, especially during times of high usage.

We appreciate your patience as we make the changes necessary to restore performance.

eRA Communications Office


NIH Announces New Program for New Scientific Investigators

January 27, 2006
National Institutes of Health director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. announced today the NIH Pathways to Independence Program. The program features a new opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. Visit the New Investigator Web site for further information.


NIH Launches Extramural Financial Operations Website

January 12, 2006
On the Financial Operations Website you will find the most recent information about NIH’s financial operations plans.

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