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Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health Extramural Nexus
  November 2008
Director's Column
Dr. Sally Rockey Named Acting NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research

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In this time of rapid global change, the NIH is newly energized in its mission of improving health worldwide, I eagerly look forward to supporting the Agency in this effort as it further strengthens its foundations for the future.


Top Stories
NIH Acting Director Testifies on Role of Biomedical Research in the Economic Stimulus

At the request of the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, NIH Acting Director Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., testified at a hearing entitled “Treatments for an Ailing Economy:  Protecting Health Care Coverage and Investing in Biomedical Research,” held on November 13, 2008.  (more...)

Change in New Investigator Policy Designed to Encourage Early Transition to Research Independence

In  FY 2009, NIH expects to support New Investigators at the same rates as established investigators submitting new applications.  We strongly recommend that New Investigators keep their profile information in the eRA Commons current so that NIH is able to give their applications special consideration.  (more...)

Updated Timeline for Implementation of Key Actions in the NIH Peer Review System

A new timeline details key dates and policies associated with NIH Peer Review Policy changes. Included in the timeline is the expectation that shorter applications are coming in January, 2010.  (more...)

Prepare Now for the Switch From PureEdge to Adobe
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This New Year ushers in new Adobe-based application forms for NIH. There are only 3 weeks until the first Adobe-based application packages will become available. Applicants should prepare now by ensuring they have the correct software installed.  (more...)

New Resources
FCOI Tutorial Now Includes Certificate Capability

2009 NIH Regional Seminars Announced: Atlanta and Las Vegas

eRA News
2008: A Year of New E-Tools for Grants Processing

Other NIH Happenings
Notable OER Staff Changes

NOT-OD-09-022: NIH to Migrate Approximately 100 FOAs in Early Dec; Applicants Will Receive Automated E-mail from
NOT-OD-09-021: Implementing the Early Stage Investigator Policy: Updating eRA Commons Profiles to Include Degree and Residency Completion Dates
NOT-OD-09-020: Reminder and Clarification on NIH/AHRQ/CDC/FDA Transition to Adobe-based forms for SF424 Research and Related (R&R) Electronic Submissions through
NOT-OD-09-019: January IACUC 101 & 201 PLUS Workshops in Tucson, Arizona
NOT-OD-09-016: Clarification on New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications
NOT-OD-09-015: NIH Announces the Opportunity for Funded Extensions and/or One-Time Administrative Supplements to Grants Located in Galveston, Texas Affected by Hurricane Ike

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