NIGMS is committed to supporting safety in the nation’s biomedical research and training environments. Last April, we shared with you resources for enhancing lab safety in biomedical research training environments. Now, in a perspective in the current issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), we focus on strategies for improving laboratory safety. Some of these strategies are also applicable to other forms of safety including the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. We frame the problem of laboratory safety using a number of recent examples of tragic accidents, highlight some of the lessons that have been learned from these and other events, discuss what NIGMS is doing to address problems related to laboratory safety, and outline steps that institutions can take to improve their safety cultures.Continue reading “Developing a Culture of Safety in Biomedical Research Training”
Tag: Research Resources
I’d like to remind the NIGMS community of our clearinghouse site of materials designed to teach rigorous experimental design and enhance data reproducibility. There, you’ll find links to a number of online resources including:Continue reading “NIGMS Resources on Rigor and Reproducibility”
If you’re considering applying to the Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (PAR-20-103) or to the Biomedical Technology Development and Dissemination Center (PAR-20-104) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), you’ll want to join our webinar:
Thursday, March 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ETContinue reading “Webinar on Recently Released Funding Announcements: Team Science and Biomedical Technology Centers”
The deadline for these supplement applications is March 30, 2020.Continue reading “NIGMS Administrative Supplements for Helium Recovery Systems”
The deadline for these supplement applications is March 30, 2020.Continue reading “NIGMS Administrative Supplements for Equipment”
NIH has published two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs): PAR-20-089, Biomedical Data Repository (U24 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed) and PAR-20-097, Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed). As noted in the FOAs, data repositories and knowledgebases have distinct functions, metrics for success, and sustainability needs. In order to support these resources most effectively, NIGMS intends to fund them as separate cooperative agreement grants. NIGMS applications proposing a free-standing data repository or knowledgebase resource must apply under one of these FOAs. Thus, applications submitted as R01s or R35s will not be considered for funding.
For questions about NIGMS’ support for these resources, please contact Veerasamy Ravichandran.
UPDATE: The slides [PDF, 296KB] from the National and Regional Resources Webinar have been posted.
If you’re considering applying for our Limited Competition: NIGMS National and Regional Resources (R24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) announcement (PAR-19-301) for the September 26 receipt date, don’t miss our upcoming webinar:
Monday, August 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ETContinue reading “Webinar for NIGMS National and Regional Resources Program Applicants”
We’re offering administrative supplements to NIGMS-funded P20, P30, P41, R01, R35, R37, and RM1 awards for the purchase of helium recovery systems. The deadline for these supplement applications is August 5, 2019.
Note that:Continue reading “NIGMS Administrative Supplements for Helium Recovery Systems”