The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its Web-based resources on research integrity. New resources include a videoclip, “Protecting Confidentiality in Peer Review”, and links to NIH training on the responsible conduct of research. Other information includes related policies and regulations, research integrity professional codes, norms, and ethics training, and NIH bioethics resources.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced late last month efforts underway at the agency to address problems in its peer review process. Dr. Richard Nakamura, Director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, explained the initiative in a recent blog post.
Watch out for form fields required by NIH that are not marked required on federal-wide forms (e.g., credentials for PD/PIs and Organization for all entries on R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form; primary site DUNS on Project/Performance Sites form).
All NIH eRA services (including both the eRA Commons and ASSIST) will be completely shut down for system upgrading over the Memorial Day weekend. The systems will be brought down at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and are expected to be restored to service by Tuesday, May 27 at 7 a.m.
This downtime is necessary to complete the upgrade of all eRA systems so they are Unicode capable. As a result of this upgrade, eRA systems will be able to accept Greek characters and other scientific characters as they appear in the original scientific text submitted by applicants.
On April 17, NIH and AHRQ announced a policy update, effective for application due dates after April 16, to allow applicants to submit a grant application as a new one, even if it has been reviewed previously.