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ARCHIVED - OER Grants News Flashes - 2007

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News Archive Table Of Contents

Date News Flash Description
December 21, 2007   Clinical Trials Registration in ClinicalTrials.gov
December 19, 2007   Reminder: NIH Policy When Mother Nature Affects Grant Application Submission
December 19, 2007   Name Change for Scientific Review Staff
December 14, 2007   Statement by Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
November 29, 2007   November 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available
November 3, 2007   Statement by Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
October 3, 2007   NIH Partners in Research Program RFA to be Published
October 3, 2007   NIH Announces New Genome-Wide Association Studies Policy
September 29, 2007   September 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available
August 8, 2007 Thank you from OER!
August 1, 2007 OER Grants Web Site Redesigned
July 31, 2007 July 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available
July 16, 2007 New Look and Feel for the OER Homepage and Website Coming Soon!
July 16 2007 Information Sought on the NIH System to Support Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Peer Review
May 31, 2007 May 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available
March 9, 2007 NIH Announces NIH Director's New Innovator Award
February 7, 2007 Space Limited for NIH Regional Seminars - Register Now!


News Flash Items
Clinical Trials Registration in ClinicalTrials.gov

December 21, 2007
Recent legislation has expanded the scope of ClinicalTrials.gov. See if and how it applies to you in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-023.


Reminder: NIH Policy When Mother Nature Affects Grant Application Submission

December 19, 2007
It’s that time of year when inclement weather can close an applicant organization/institution unexpectedly and may affect timely submission of grant applications. As a reminder, the NIH recently posted NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-019. It is expected that the delay will generally not exceed the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed. Please note that a cover letter should be submitted with an explanation for the late submission.


Name Change for Scientific Review Staff

December 19, 2007
The NIH recently changed the name of its Scientific Review Administrators to Scientific Review Officers. These individuals are responsible for the management of the NIH peer review process of grant applications and contract proposals, as well serving as the designated federal official responsible for a peer review meeting. More information is available in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-021.


Statement by Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

December 14, 2007
Dr. Miles Novy, a well known and respected researcher who has devoted most of his life to the study of pregnancy, was recently targeted for property damage by domestic terrorists. Terrorist acts are absolutely intolerable. (See the entire contents of this story in the NIH News Release).


November 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available

November 29, 2007
The November 2007 Issue of the NIH Extramural Nexus, with the latest news, tips and important information for our research community, is now available (also available in PDF format - 1.44 MB). In addition, all issues may be viewed from the NIH Extramural Nexus web page.


Statement by Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

November 3, 2007
Violent and destructive acts carried out by extremists who object to the use of animals in research are a real and growing threat to public health. Important research that can improve and lengthen human life is seriously endangered by these attacks. (See the entire contents of this story in the NIH News Release).


NIH Partners in Research Program RFA to be Published

October 3, 2007
NIH intends to publish a request for applications for the NIH Partners in Research Program. It will support two-year pilot and/or feasibility studies of innovative activities designed to improve public understanding of biomedical and behavioral research, develop strategies for promoting collaboration between scientists and the community to improve the health of the public, and to identify the conditions that will enhance the effectiveness of such activities.


NIH Announces New Genome-Wide Association Studies Policy

October 3, 2007
The NIH achieved a major milestone in the development of personalized medicine with the release of a new policy for sharing of data obtained in NIH-supported or conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS).


September 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available

September 29, 2007
The September 2007 Issue of the NIH Extramural Nexus, with the latest news, tips and important information for our research community, is now available (also available in PDF format - 575 KB). In addition, all issues may be viewed from the NIH Extramural Nexus web page.


Thank you from OER!

August 8, 2007

The development of the redesigned OER Home Page and associated Web pages required time and effort from many individuals, committees, and NIH offices, as well as valuable input from the extramural grantee community. The overwhelming positive response we have received since launching on August 1 is a tribute to all of your contributions.  The OER Web site is continually evolving and we appreciate your help in making it all possible.

A new section of the OER Web site provides an overview of the grants process, from Grant Application Basics through the Peer Review Process and Award Management. This section was based on input from NIH staff and grantees. In addition to the development of new content areas, a portion of the site utilized numerous resources currently available on Web sites of individual NIH Institutes, Offices & Centers. These resources were invaluable and the OER would like to extend a special thanks to all of the NIH ICs who work diligently to maintain and update these sites and for allowing OER to utilize them in the development of its overview of the NIH grants process. The basis for several OER Web pages in this section of the site and the OER Glossary & Acronym List can be attributed to similar content available in NIAID's "All About Grants" Tutorials and the NIAID Glossary of Funding and Policy Terms. In addition, the OER Grants Process At-A-Glance Chart is modeled after a similar chart produced and by NCI and available in the NCI's Grants Process Book (PDF - 3 MB).

Although the names of every individual, committee, office, and Web site are not named here, please know that the OER and the extramural community appreciate your contributions to this site and to the NIH's Mission.


OER Grants Web Site Redesigned

August 1, 2007

The OER Grants Web site has been redesigned to include the following new features and changes: 

  • New Overall Look and Feel - with updated graphics;
  • New Site Features - with content managers, updated header, site navigation, right-side information area and footer;
  • New Content Pages -  providing an overview of the NIH grants process and more;
  • Many updated Web pages - some with Significant Content Changes;
  • Some Pages Removed and Other Actions taken;
  • Links to a user-friendly, Redesigned eRA Web Site

Great care has been used to preserve links on the new site that were used in the past.  If you experience any bad links or technical problems, please contact the OER Webmaster.  Questions, comments or suggestions relating to the content of web site may be directed to the Content Manager listed at the bottom of the web page.   

You may also want to see the May 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus for additional information. 

See the attached document for more information on new site features and changes.


July 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available

July 31, 2007
The July 2007 Issue of the NIH Extramural Nexus, with the latest news, tips and important information for our research community, is now available (also available in PDF format - 440 KB). In addition, all issues may be viewed from the NIH Extramural Nexus web page.


New Look and Feel for the OER Homepage and Website Coming Soon!

July 16, 2007
A redesign of the current OER Grants website will be launched in the coming weeks and will include:

  • A user-friendly layout, new search tools, updated links and resources
  • New content areas including an overview of the NIH grants process
  • New electronic research administration (eRA) website that highlights system features and prominently displays resources for users.
  • Additional information available in the NIH Extramural Nexus


Information Sought on the NIH System to Support Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Peer Review

July 16, 2007
The NIH has published a Request for Information seeking comments regarding its support of the biomedical and behavioral research, including peer review, with the goal of examining the current system to optimize its efficiency and effectiveness. The NIH is especially interested in creative suggestions, even if they involve radical changes to the current approach.


May 2007 NIH Extramural Nexus Now Available

May 31, 2007
The May 2007 Issue of the NIH Extramural Nexus, with the latest news, tips and important information for our research community, is now available (also available in PDF format - 801 KB). In addition, all issues may be viewed from the NIH Extramural Nexus web page.


NIH Announces NIH Director's New Innovator Award

March 9, 2007
National Institutes of Health Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., today announced the NIH Director's New Innovator Award. The program supports new investigators who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential for exceptionally great impact on biomedical or behavioral science. Visit the New Innovator Award Web site for further information.


Space Limited for NIH Regional Seminars - Register Now!

February 7, 2007
Looking for an in-depth opportunity to learn about the NIH grants process?  Then register now before your seat is gone for one of the 2007 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Salt Lake City, UT (March 5-7) and Research Triangle Park, NC (April 25-27).  Details available at NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

Each seminar is comprised of workshops over a period of 2 days plus 1 day offering 2 hands-on eRA Computer Labs.  The workshops offer administrators and investigators a comprehensive opportunity to learn the Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process, Current Issues at NIH, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the NIH Electronic Grants Process, Budget Issues for Investigators, Grants Compliance , a chance to talk to representatives from OLAW, OHRP, and the Office of Research Integrity, and so much more!  Don't miss your chance to hear the latest NIH news and meet face-to-face with NIH faculty!




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