What’s new at the NIH? Reproducibility

duplicateAn ongoing two-year initiative has focused new attention on the need to better address rigor and reproducibility in research.

This heightened awareness of problems identified in the quality (rigor) with which some published studies have been completed as well as the lack of transparency in reporting the details of completed studies led to extensive discussion in the broad research community of measures to ensure the reproducibility of important study findings and ultimately the validity of the findings.

Sponsored Programs Administration will host a webinar, “What’s New at the NIH? Requirements to Address Rigor and Reproducibility in Research Grant Applications,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in LaTourette 300.

Kathy Doyle Grzech, associate director of the Proposal Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky, is the presenter.

This session focuses on new proposal requirements on the part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to address key features of rigorous, unbiased research in research grant applications submitted on or after Jan.25, 2016. In addition, the speaker will outline key revisions to two of five of individual scored review criteria as well as Additional Considerations for Review impacted by these changes and share insights on available resources that are emerging to address these requirements.

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand revisions to NIH proposal content requirements and peer review criteria to include assessment of rigor and reproducibility in research.
  • Be familiar with diverse resources available to help investigators meet new requirements to address key aspects of rigor and reproducibility in grant applications.

No RSVP is necessary; however, if you do RSVP to asosp@niu.edu with NIH Webinar in the subject line, links to information before the event will be emailed to you. For more information, call (815) 753-1581.

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