Tag Archives: NIGMS

FASEB Gives Input on Needs and Opportunities in Team Science

On June 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information on the benefits and challenges associated with “team science” and team-based research. The RFI sought feedback from the scientific community on the needs and opportunities in team science at multi-investigator,… Read More »

FASEB Provides Feedback to NIGMS on Research Resources

On May 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information on research resource needs and strategies for their support. In its letter to NIGMS, FASEB suggested three themes for the Institute to consider: 1) Enhance the discoverability of supported resources… Read More »

NIGMS seeks input on resource needs and team science

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released requests for information (RFI) in April asking for input on resource needs and “team science.” In an April 4 RFI, NIGMS requested feedback on the need for biomedical research resources, including instrumentation, reagents, software, and algorithms. NIGMS is also interested in learning about how such resources… Read More »

NIGMS reissues pilot funding mechanism

Continuing its exploration of new strategies to maximize the number of researchers it funds, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) reissued the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for established principal investigators (PIs). This is the second call for applications for this pilot program, which provides stable funding, flexibility to pursue new research directions… Read More »

Updates on MIRA and reproducibility at NIGMS advisory council

During the public session of its January 29 meeting, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council heard updates on several National Institutes of Health (NIH)-wide and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-specific initiatives. They also discussed the findings of several program assessments. NIGMS Director, Jon Lorsch, PhD, began the meeting with an update on… Read More »

Bipartisan support for increasing NIH funding at congressional hearing

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demonstrated growing bipartisan support for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee. The October 7 session featured testimony from NIH Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who was well received by the 13… Read More »

FASEB hosts discussion of reproducibility in antibody research

On September 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) hosted a dialogue on ways to improve the reproducibility of scientific studies that use antibodies. The discussion featured presentations by five experts in the field who described different strategies to validate antibodies and the studies that use them. The roundtable was the second… Read More »