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Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

NIH Advisory Council Considers Ways to Enhance Efficiency of Peer Review

On September 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council convened to discuss topics related to peer review. NIH Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak, DDS, PhD, provided an overview of the recently released Next Generation Researchers Initiative and the agency’s plans to increase stability in the biomedical research workforce… Read More »

FASEB Comments on NIH Proposed Changes to Genomic Data Sharing Policy

FASEB submitted comments this week in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposed changes to the Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-17-110). The proposal would increase access to summary genomic statistics in the Database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) and other NIH databases. Access would be contingent on users reviewing informational materials on the… Read More »

NIH Issues Policy to Support Next Generation Researchers

On August 31, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a new policy intended to bolster support for early career biomedical researchers and fulfill a mandate within the 21st Century Cures Act. The goal of the Next Generation Researchers Initiative is to retain early career investigators, thus stabilizing the biomedical research workforce pipeline and decreasing… Read More »

NIH Advisory Council Makes Recommendations on Rigor and Reproducibility, Physician-Scientist Training, Workforce Diversity

The Advisory Council to the Director (ACD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently received updates on topics related to the practice and support of biomedical research. During sessions held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD on June 8 and 9, NIH leadership briefed the ACD on issues, including recommendations for rigor and… Read More »

NIH Updates Plans to Enhance Stewardship of Federal Funds

In response to extensive stakeholder feedback to its release in May of preliminary plans for a new policy designed to optimize distribution of grant funds across the research community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) introduced an updated strategy for consideration by the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) during its meeting on June 8.… Read More »

FASEB Responds to NIH’s Call for Information on Age Inclusion in Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on April 26 published a Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments on “the appropriate inclusion of pediatric and older populations in research studies involving human subjects.” Responses are due June 30. The RFI provides an opportunity for the scientific community and the public to express their views, while feedback… Read More »