Dear Colleagues:

 

Below are helpful summaries of recent NIH Notices.  Please read and redistribute to faculty and researchers, as appropriate.

 

Questions regarding these Notices should be directed to your Contract and Grant Officer.

 

Nancy

 

1)    Notice: Standardized Test Scores Are No Longer Required in Biosketches for Individual Fellowship Applications (F30 and F31)
(NOT-OD-15-120) National Institutes of Health

To align with recent changes in the fellowship biosketch format, this Notice eliminates the requirement for inclusion of scores from standardized exams (e.g., MCAT, GRE) in the fellowship biosketch from the following funding opportunity announcements, effective immediately:

·        PA-14-147: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

·        PA-14-148: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 – Diversity)

·        PA-14-150: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30)

2)    NCCIH Policy on Support of Clinical Trials in NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
(NOT-AT-15-007)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the NIH parent K99/R00 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PA-15-083, that, effective with application submitted on October 12, 2015, and subsequently, NCCIH will not accept applications to this program which propose a K99 phase that includes conducting a new clinical trial with the goal of evaluating the efficacy or effectiveness of an intervention. For additional information read the entire notice……………

3)    Notice of Change in Eligibility for Projects Proposing Clinical Trials Submitted to RFA-MH-15-600 "NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01)
(NOT-MH-15-023)
National Institute of Mental Health

On June 11, 2014, the NIMH issued Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MH-15-600 “NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists” (NIMH BRAINS) (R01).  This Notice announces a change to language regarding clinical trials research. For additional information read the entire notice……………

4)    NIMH Clinical Research Policies and Guidance
(NOT-MH-15-025)
National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH has published updated policies and guidance for investigators conducting NIMH-funded clinical research.

The September 2007 NIMH Policy on Data and Safety Monitoring in Clinical Trials has been updated and renamed as the NIMH Policy Governing the Monitoring of Clinical Trials.  The revised policy explains the need for a clear and well-developed data and safety monitoring plan (DSMP), highlights the critical elements of a DSMP, and outlines the appropriate levels of monitoring for a clinical trial.  The NIMH Policy Governing the Monitoring of Clinical Trials can be found at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/clinical-research/nimh-policy-governing-the-monitoring-of-clinical-trials.shtml. For additional information read the entire notice……………

 

Nancy Lewis

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