The White House Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance effective as of December 26, 2014 designed to streamline and simplify the policy framework for grants and other types of agreements issued by the federal government. Under Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this new “Uniform Guidance” combines and replaces eight federal circulars, three of which previously...
Retraction Watch is a blog created by two medical reporters, Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky. The site tracks, investigates, and reports on scientific retractions so researchers can keep up on what is going on in their fields in terms of publication issues.
Retraction Watch has a “leaderboard” which chronicles individuals with the most reported retractions. As of the date of this blog post,...
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has changed the previously-scheduled August meeting from the 13th to the 18th. Accordingly, the deadline for receipt of applications (those requiring Full Board review) for this meeting is now August 4, 2015.
For more information on the UNH IRB, please visit the UNH IRB website, or contact Julie Simpson (...
NSF has implemented new features for automated compliance checking in the FastLane system with goals to
ensure consistency in NSF's proposal submissions
enhance the ease of submissions
reduce the number of submitted proposals returned without review
enable a greater number of meritorious ideas to advance
NSF strongly encourages FastLane users to check proposals for compliance during the...
On June 26, 2015, Science introduced the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines in order to promote shared standards for open practices by journals. By encouraging journals to adopt these guidelines, the goal is to increase transparency of the processes and products of scientific research and thus the integrity and reproducibility of research.
The TOP Guidelines are a set of...