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Newsletter No. 35 -- July, 2000

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

CIP Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov/bip

NIH

Training

  1. ANCILLARY STUDIES IN NIMH MULTI-SITE CLINICAL TRIALS: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (MH-00-009) (NIMH)
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently issued four contracts to support multi-site clinical trials in schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and adolescent depression. This Notice is to encourage persons who may be interested in these Career Development Programs to consider ancillary studies as part of their application submitted under one of the Career Development announcements.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-00-009.html
  2. NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (PA-00-103) (NIH)
    Application Receipt Dates: January 10, May 10, September 10 annually
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants (T32) to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the institution, who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. The NRSA program supports predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research training experiences. See the PA for Institute-specific details.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-103.html
  3. NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (F32) (PA-00-104) (NIH)
    The Congress of the United States enacted the National Research Service Act (NRSA) Program in 1974 to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research agenda. Under this congressional authority, the NIH awards NRSA individual postdoctoral fellowships (F32) to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-104.html
  4. NSF/NIH SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT NIH (NSF 00-97)
    The NSF, through its Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Directorate for Engineering, and the NIH have established the NSF/NIH Scholar-In-Residence at NIH opportunity as a partnership to enable investigators in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering to develop research collaborations within the intramural research environment at the NIH. The partnership is intended to help bridge the interests of the research communities served by NSF and the NIH, and to catalyze productive interactions that can enrich both. This opportunity will emphasize those efforts in which the expertise of mathematical and physical scientists and engineers can be utilized in the development of innovative applications of science and engineering in addressing significant research questions in the medical and biological sciences and biomedical engineering. The interaction will focus on the introduction of innovative new research directions, tools, and methodologies.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf0097/nsf0097.txt

Announcements and Policy

  1. NIH GUIDE FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS - FILES REORGANIZED AND OLDER FILES RENAMED (OD-00-036)
    This is to announce that, as part of an overall NIH Guide automation process, the Office of Extramural Research has completed a reorganization of NIH Guide files into one of three standard subdirectories (notice-files, pa-files and rfa-files). All files/URLs will now follow a standard naming convention as illustrated in the following examples:
    Notice Number: NOT-99-074
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT99-074.html
    Program Announcement (PA) Number: PA-99-002
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-002.html
    Request for Application (RFA) Number: DK-99-009
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-99-009.html
    This will mean that LINKS OR BOOKMARKS TO NIH GUIDE FILES FOR NOTICES POSTED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 6, 1998, AND FOR PAs AND RFAs POSTED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 17, 1997, WILL BE BROKEN.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-036.html
  2. FY 2000 DELAYED OBLIGATIONS (OD-00-035)
    For new or continuing grants: The FY 2000 Appropriations Bill for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contains a provision that will result in the modification of our grant award process for a portion of NIH awards. While most of our appropriation is available for grant awards throughout the entire fiscal year, $3 billion of the appropriation is not available for award by NIH until September 29, 2000. While appropriations language states that such funds delayed by this requirement will be available for obligation until October 15, 2000, NIH will issue delayed obligation awards on September 29, 2000.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-035.html
  3. FURTHER GUIDANCE ON A DATA AND SAFETY MONITORING FOR PHASE I AND PHASE II TRIALS (OD-00-038) - NIH
    Policy: Beginning with the October 2000 receipt date, investigators must submit a monitoring plan for phase I and II clinical trials to the funding Institute and Center (IC) before the trial begins.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-038.html
  4. REQUIRED EDUCATION IN THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS (OD-00-039) - NIH
    Policy: Beginning on October 1, 2000, the NIH will require education on the protection of human research participants for all investigators submitting NIH applications for grants or proposals for contracts or receiving new or non-competing awards for research involving human subjects.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-039.html
  5. FINANCIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVITY: ISSUES FOR INVESTIGATORS AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (OD-00-040) - NIH
    Objectivity of researchers is an essential value in scientific research and the basis for public trust. Researchers should be led by their data, not by other interests that might undermine the scientific integrity of their work.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-040.html
  6. PROCESS FOR E-MAIL SUBMISSION OF NO-COST EXTENSION NOTIFICATION (OD-00-037)
    As a companion announcement to the "Process for E-Mail Submissions of Prior Approvals for NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements" (release date: January 6, 2000), NIH implements the process by which grantees may submit notifications of automatic no-cost extensions via e-mail.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-037.html
  7. FAQ FOR HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH - NIH
    Below is the newly released F.A.Q. list for the requirement for education in Human Subjects Research. It is posted at the following website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/hs_educ_faq.htm

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