NOT-OD-19-136 announces the publication of Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research, a report by NIH, USDA and FDA, resulting from Title II, Section 2034(d) of the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255), enacted December 13, 2016.
NOT-OD-19-125 serves to inform the extramural community of a change in the procedure for requesting an extension of early stage investigator (ESI) eligibility.
NIH defines ESI as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or post-graduate clinical training within the past 10 years who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial independent NIH research award.
NOT-OD-19-109 announces the NIH/AHRQ/CDC requirement that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards have an Open Researcher and Contributor, Identifier (ORCID). Prospective applicants/appointees should follow the ORCID link from their Personal Profile in the eRA Commons to create an ORCID and link it to their Personal Profile or if they have an ORCID, to link it back to their eRA Commons Personal Profile.
NOT-OD-19-099 announces that effective January 6, 2019, the salary limitation for Executive Level II increased from $189,600 to $192,300. The salary limitation applies to NIH grants, cooperative agreements, and extramural research and development contract awards.