NIH Extramural Nexus News Feed

When a Country is Open, Do They Have Strong Science Too?

As no scientist is an island, the overall scientific enterprise grows stronger when people work together. But, an interesting question emerges from this concept for us to explore: how can we quantify the effect of collaboration on productivity and impact on science? Continue reading

NIH Single IRB Policy Reminder

As we approach the implementation date for NIH's Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (Single IRB) for Multi-Site Research, we would like to remind you of the resources available for understanding this policy.  The policy affects multi-site studies involving non-exempt human subjects research funded by NIH, and applies to grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2018 and R&D contracts in response to solicitations issued on or after January 25, 2018. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the single IRB plan, considerations in the selection of the sIRB, costs, exceptions to the policy, and where you should include this information as part of your grant application or contract proposal. Visit the following resources to learn more: .... Continue reading