Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

FASEB President’s response to the election

On November 9, FASEB President Hudson Freeze, PhD, issued the following statement in response to the 2016 United States presidential election: Many of us were surprised by the results of the presidential election and didn’t foresee the mood of the electorate. One thing, however, is crystal clear: our advocacy on behalf of biomedical research is… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Prepares for Lame Duck Session; Appropriators Hope for Omnibus Spending Bill in December; Bipartisan Letter Urges Support for Proposed $2 Billion Increase for Biomedical Research After spending the past month on the campaign trail and in their districts, members of Congress are preparing to return to Washington the week of November 14 for what… Read More »

HHS advisory committee addresses institutional review board rules

The fall meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) on October 25–26 focused in large part on clarifying new rules affecting institutional review boards (IRB). The committee advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on human subjects research matters and offers recommendations to researchers and institutions conducting studies with human… Read More »

NIH seeks input on promoting diversity in small business

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks to better understand the factors that deter women and socially and economically disadvantaged people from participating in small business. The agency issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting comments on a proposed grant supplement to encourage participation of these underrepresented populations in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and… Read More »

NIH seeks input on inclusion of preprints in grant applications and reports

On October 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on the inclusion of interim research products and preprints in grant applications and reports as well as known standards for reporting such products. Specifically, NIH asks the research community to provide insights about existing interim research products and… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Negotiations Stall on Continuing Resolution; Funding Proposal Offered by Senate Republicans Angers Democrats; Next Steps Uncertain As Government Shutdown Looms Any hope members of Congress had about quickly returning to the campaign trail evaporated on Monday as discussions of a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 entered their third week.… 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 »