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Last Updated: 06/12/13

Research Resources

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The Office of Extramural Research has announced several important updates of interest to both new and seasoned investigators.

NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

The NIH is holding one regional seminar this year on program funding and grants administration from June 26-28, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. The seminar is intended to help clarify the application and review process, explain Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern to grantees. More information about the seminar and a link for registration is available on the following site:

Unclear about the NIH Peer Review process?

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The peer review process can be hard to understand, but it doesn’t have to be. This concise PDF outlines several aspects of the NIH review process, as well as the Center for Scientific Review and the individuals that oversee it, and the rules that apply to reviews such as transparency, confidentiality, and impartiality. Important links and contact information are also provided. View the document online:

Why read, when you can listen

The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) has recently released two new podcasts as part of their “All About Grants” series. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others, the podcasts provide brief glimpses and insights into the application and awards process.

The latest podcasts are parts 3 & 4 of a four-part series called “Who Should I Contact at NIH?”

  • Who Should I Contact at NIH? – Part 3 of 4: Application Submission through Review
    (MP3 and transcript)
  • Who Should I Contact at NIH? – Part 4 of 4: Life After Peer Review (MP3 and transcript)

The entire list of OER podcasts can be found at the All About Grants website:

Giving credit where credit is due

An important part of the NIH grants policy is a stipulation concerning how grantees should acknowledge NIH in their publications. In a nutshell, all grantee publications including research publications, press releases, and other publications or documents about research that is funded by NIH, must include a specific acknowledgment of NIH grant support.

The following is an example of such a statement: “Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by [name of the Institute(s), Center, or other NIH offices] of the National Institutes of Health under award number [specific NIH grant number(s) in this format: R01GM987654].”

The NIH created a webpage specific to this issue called “Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding” and contains information for researchers and Public Information Officers. For more examples and tips visit the website:

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