Research Announcements

Free interlibrary loans begin Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, the library will no longer charge the $9 interlibrary loan fee to UNMC faculty and staff. Additionally, students will not be limited to 50 free requests per year. This change is being made to make information more accessible to the UNMC community.

Please note that copyright payments still will be required if the individual exceeds five articles from the same title dated within the last five years, or if more than one article from a single issue is requested. The charge will cover costs only and will be capped at $30. Copyright counts reset with each fiscal year.

Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015

This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-15-024 about the NIH and AHRQ requirement for use of a new biosketch format and provides some latitude in the transition for those who have already been compiling biosketches for their large grant applications with deadlines in early in 2015.

NIH and AHRQ encourages applicants to use the newly published biosketch format for all grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2015, and will require use of the new format for applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Applicants may submit using the new biosketch format for due dates before January 25, 2015, if they wish. – See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-032.html#sthash.ckhi0LBz.dpuf

New NIH Biosketch Requirements

New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2015

See more at: NOT-OD-15-024
Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, discusses the New Format

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will require the use of a new biosketch format in future grant applications. The format was updated to allow researchers to describe their past experience and qualifications in a way that is clearer and more convenient in this digital age. While researchers can start using the new biosketch format immediately, it will be required for any applications with a due date on or after January 25, 2015.

Significant changes to the format include:

  • Extends the page limit from four to five pages
  • The “Personal Statement” section now requests highlighting up to four publications in addition to training, technical expertise, and work with collaborators.
  • A new “Contribution to Science” section replaces the former “Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications” section, where researchers need to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science.
  • The “Contribution to Science” section can provide a URL link to the researcher’s published works as found in a publicly available digital database

Link to the official NIH notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-024.html

Link to the new format pages: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm#format

Link to a sample biosketch utilizing the new format (MS word file): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424R-R_biosketchsample_VerC.docx

 

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