The NIH has announced effective January 10, 2016 that for grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards the Executive Level II salary currently set at $183,300 is increasing to $185,100.
Read the NIH's full announcement here.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016–2020: Turning Discovery Into Health, which will ensure the agency remains well positioned to capitalize on new opportunities for scientific exploration and address new challenges for human health.
Developed after hearing from hundreds of stakeholders and scientific advisors, and in...
In a recent blog post, Mike Lauer, new Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, provided an overview of upcoming changes to application regulations. The changes, which are being implemented to address updated policies and changing business needs, were first announced in October in NOT-OD-16-004. They will be implemented in two phases.
Phase 1 will go into effect for applications...
Mistakes Are Meant for Learning, Not Repeating – Biosketch Compliance
On November 5, NIH started sending email notifications to applicants indicating reviewers found one or more biosketches that did not comply with our current biosketch format (NOT-OD-15-032). Hundreds of letters have already gone out. If you’ve received one of these notifications, don’t panic. These letters are currently...
People have eyeballs. Systems typically don’t have eyeballs. People interpret situations and circumstances to make decisions. Systems take actions based on clearly defined rules. Why is this important? When checking application compliance against documented business rules, some checks can be easily automated and others are best left to actual people with eyeballs and cognition.
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