NIAMS Update August 2011

NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Update - An online resource for the NIAMS Coalition, Council, and Colleague
August 25, 2011
The NIAMS Update is a monthly digest published for those interested in the latest scientific news and resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. We encourage further dissemination of this resource.
Contact Information

Office of Communications and Public Liaison

Anita Linde, M.P.P.
Acting Director

Melanie M. Martinez, M.P.A.
Public Liaison Officer

Trish Reynolds, R.N., M.S.
Media Liaison


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.

Meetings and Events

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.

Funding Announcements
Other Research Announcements

Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R21)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: August 30, 2011
Application Receipt Date: September 30, 2011

Research Project Grant (Parent R01)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: Not Applicable
Application Receipt Date: Multiple Dates—See Announcement
Standard dates apply

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

Change in the NIH Continuous Submission Policy for Reviewers with Recent Substantial Service

Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (P01)

NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program to Phase I Awardees

NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA and NIOSH to Release Updated Electronic Application Forms—ADOBE-FORMS-B2

Modification of Eligibility Criteria for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)

Mandating Use of the Commons to Submit No-Cost Extension Notifications

Notice of Correction and Clarification for RFA-OD-11-003 Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences (P50)

Revised Instructions for Inclusion of Appendix Materials in Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32 and T35)

Resubmission of Applications with Pending Appeals of NIH Initial Peer Review

Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements to Enable Continuity of Research Experiences of M.D./Ph.D.s During Clinical Training

Notice of Correction for PA-11-148 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)

If you would like to review information about funding opportunities more frequently than our monthly updates allow, see the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the primary source for information about NIH funding opportunities. You can also request a weekly Table of Contents from the NIH Guide.