Brown-bag discussion on NIH scientific rigor and review criteria is Jan. 12

News for Researchers

January 5, 2017

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium is partnering with the Office of Research and Economic Development to host an informal brown-bag discussion on new National Institutes of Health review criteria focused on the reproducibility of research findings through increased scientific rigor and transparency. The discussion is Jan. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Colonial Room.

UNL investigators who plan to submit applications to NIH are invited to attend. No formal registration is required, and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

The new NIH review criteria focus on four areas: scientific premise, scientific rigor (design), biological variables and authentication. Investigators submitting applications to NIH must now address each area within a grant application, and review panels are evaluating these areas during proposal review. The event will feature a panel of NIH investigators with recent panel review experience discussing the guidance they have received from NIH about the new criteria.


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