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NIAMS Update August 2011
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Anita Linde, M.P.P.
Melanie M. Martinez, M.P.A.
Public Liaison Officer
Trish Reynolds, R.N., M.S.
HHS Announces Proposal to Improve Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the federal government is contemplating various ways of enhancing the regulations overseeing research on human subjects. Before making changes to the regulations—which have been in place since 1991 and are often referred to as the Common Rule—the government is seeking the public's input on an array of issues related to the ethics, safety and oversight of human research. The changes under consideration can be found in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay and Ambiguity for Investigators, published in the July 25 Federal Register. The proposed changes are designed to strengthen protections for human research subjects. The public comment period runs from July 25 to September 26, 2011. Instructions for submitting comments are available online.
Save the Date: NIAMS Advisory Council Meeting
The next NIAMS Advisory Council Meeting will be held September 27, 2011, in Building 31, 6th floor, C Wing, Conference Room 6, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus.
NIH Research Matters
NIH Research Matters is a review of NIH research from the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Office of the Director, NIH.
NIH Public Bulletin
Read about the latest public events, activities and health information resources from the NIH in the latest issue of the NIH Public Bulletin.
NIH News in Health
Read practical health information in NIH News in Health, which is reviewed by the NIH’s medical experts and is based on research conducted either by the NIH’s own scientists or by our grantees at universities and medical schools around the country.
Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R21)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: August 30, 2011
Application Receipt Date: September 30, 2011
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: Not Applicable
Application Receipt Date: Multiple Dates—See Announcement
Standard dates apply
NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program to Phase I Awardees