Author Archives: Elizabeth Barksdale

The National Academies host a workshop on mentoring in STEMM education

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions on February 9–10. Billed as an interactive conversation on “evidence-based practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) career pathways,” the workshop brought together a broad range… Read More »

NIGMS council approves innovative, collaborative funding opportunity announcements

The Advisory Council to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) approved three proposals for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) at the public portion of their meeting on January 27. The FOAs address innovation in graduate education and new means of collaboration. The first proposal, or concept clearance, to gain the Council’s approval was… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »

Benefits of society membership for postdocs highlighted at AAMC meeting

The Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) held its annual professional development meeting from September 28 – October 1 in Chicago. Originally conceived as a means of information sharing and networking for those involved with research training, this year’s GREAT Group meeting featured presentations on “Shaping the Future”… Read More »

New rules on registering and reporting clinical trials

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new rules on announcing clinical trials and reporting their results. On September 16, HHS released the Final Rule on clinical trials registration and summary results information submission on the ClinicalTrials.gov website. The Final Rule mirrors the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in November 2014. At… Read More »

FASEB responds to NIGMS request on modernizing graduate education

On August 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments on the six topics identified in a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Request for Information (RFI) regarding Strategies for Modernizing Biomedical Graduate Education. The RFI culminated roughly two years of efforts by NIGMS—including blog posts and a symposium—to broaden… Read More »

NIH Releases Final Policy on Use of Single IRBs for Multi-site Studies

On June 21, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued its final policy on the use of single Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for multi-site research studies and clinical trials. The policy “establish(es) the expectation that a single IRB of record will be used in the ethical review of non-exempt human subjects research protocols funded by… Read More »