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Extended Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 17, 2020

NIH grant applications should NOT include contingency plans that would outline steps needed to recover from temporary, emergency situations, or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Contingency plans will not be considered in peer review but, if needed,…
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NIH Issues New Policy for Data Management and Sharing

Nov 3, 2020

NIH has released the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing which requires NIH funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data will be managed and shared. The Policy reinforces NIH’s continued commitment to make biomedical research findings broadly…
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Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation

Jul 21, 2020

NIH has issued a series of policy revisions and clarifications since August 20, 2018, when the Director of NIH announced three emerging concerns (diversion of intellectual property, sharing of confidential information, and failure to disclose resources). Penn State has worked diligently to…
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Important NIH Announcement

May 3, 2020

Important information related to NIH proposal submissions and award administration: When completing your NIH Other Support forms, please remember to include “all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not…
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OBSSR Seeks Research Community Input for Next Strategic Plan

Mar 17, 2020

The OBSSR is seeking broad input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). On February 18, we released a Request for Information (NOT-OD-20-059) and launched a crowd-source submission website seeking your input on research directions that will…
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NIH seeking input on simplifying review criteria

Feb 28, 2020

The NIH Center for Scientific Review Is seeking your input on simplifying review criteria. Get the Details on the NIH Peer Review Matters blog.
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IRB training sessions to be held

Feb 18, 2020

Understanding Single IRB: 20-Minute Overview will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on March 5 in 102 Kern at Penn State University Park or via online streaming. Researchers conducting federally funded research, who have an NIH grant or who are collaborating with other institutions may fall under the…
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NIH Requests Public Comment on a Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance

Nov 26, 2019

NIH recently released a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental draft guidance for public comment. The purpose of this draft policy and supplemental draft guidance is to promote effective and efficient data management and sharing that furthers NIH’s commitment to making…

College of Medicine researchers receive NIH funding for addiction research

Oct 27, 2019

The National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $2 million to Patricia “Sue” Grigson, professor and chair in the Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, and Scott Bunce, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral health and clinical psychologist, as part of the Helping to End…

Reminder to Review Accuracy of Grant Information Before October 11

Oct 7, 2019

We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are…
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Bench to Bedside and Beyond seminar on Oct. 16 to focus on funding opportunities

Sep 30, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present “Funding Opportunities Unique to Clinical and Translational Science Institute” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series, set for noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. In addition to being held in H4504 at the Penn State…
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NIH to begin requiring ORCID ID for many awards

Aug 29, 2019

The NIH, as well as several academic journals across disciplines, are now requiring (or soon will be) the use of an ORCID ID when submitting certain proposals or papers. The benefits to the worldwide research community are many - identification by the non-profit organization, ORCID, helps…

All of Us Journey tour to visit Hershey area

Jun 3, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Penn State Cancer Institute will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on informational exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program - an ambitious effort to gather data from 1…

NIH Releases Protocol Template for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Involving Humans

Mar 29, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new protocol template to help behavioral and social science researchers prepare research protocols for human studies measuring social or behavioral outcomes. The protocol template is an effective resource for communicating the science, methods…

Disclosure of foreign affiliations

Feb 18, 2019

Investigators submitting proposals and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) to NIH should know it is critically important that they accurately identify any foreign collaborations associated with their research. Question 6.a. on the “RESEARCH & RELATED Other Project Information” form…
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NIH course will train students on effective research methods

Jan 23, 2019

The NIH Clinical Center's new course will focus on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process. Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research will train students on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course will be of interest to…
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New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Jan 8, 2019

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
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Applications now open for student translational research training programs

Jan 2, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its yearlong and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…

Negative mood signals body's immune response

Jan 2, 2019

Negative mood — such as sadness and anger — is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, according to researchers at Penn State.  The investigators found that negative mood measured multiple times a day over time is associated with higher levels of…

New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Dec 17, 2018

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm. Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
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Mobile technologies may help researchers crack the mysteries of aging

Nov 12, 2018

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State’s Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions later in life by developing new standardized mobile technologies for researchers across the U.S. This type of…
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Public comment requested on White House report to stem the opioid crisis

Nov 8, 2018

The White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is seeking public comment on the Draft Report of the Fast Track Action Committee (FTAC) on Health Science and Technology Response to the Opioid Crisis. Comments are requested by December 5, 2018 and may be submitted to OpioidsRoadmap@…
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Penn State response to new NSF and NIH requirements

Oct 26, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recently taken steps to promote the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff to maintain productive research and educational environments. NSF has announced that all institutions receiving NSF funds…
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Clinical and translational science training program welcomes seven scholars

Oct 17, 2018

Penn State graduate students with varied research interests including sudden infant death syndrome, aging, childhood obesity, health disparities and leukemia have started a year of training in clinical and translational sciences. The TL1 Predoctoral Training Program is a year-long opportunity…
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Sainburg receives grant renewal for stroke rehabilitation research

Oct 15, 2018

The National Institutes of Health recently renewed funding for Penn State researcher Robert Sainburg, which will allow him to begin testing his rehabilitation intervention in treating the “unaffected” hand in stroke patients. The first cycle of this grant funded a series of basic science…
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