New Policy from NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies
NIH announced last week a new policy requiring "a balance of male and female cells and animals in preclinical studies in all future applications." In this week's Nature, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins write, "The over-reliance on male animals and cells in preclinical research obscures key sex differences that could guide clinical studies. And it might be harmful: women experience higher rates of adverse drug reactions than men do. Furthermore, inadequate inclusion of female cells and animals in experiments and inadequate analysis of data by sex may well contribute to the troubling rise of irreproducibility in preclinical biomedical research."
Read more at: http://ow.ly/wSqy6.
Department of Defense
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement - BAA -15-1
Apply early. Funding is limited and subject to availability.
The BAA is continuously open, and accepts proposals on a rolling basis. Pre-proposals may be submitted and will be evaluated at any time throughout the year.
Scope: The USAMRMC's mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American warfighter. Projects must pertain to at least one of the research areas of interest outlined in the BAA.
Funding: Budgets are not capped and must reflect the scope of the work. Funding can be requested for up to 5 years.
Areas of interest:
1. Military Infectious Diseases Research Program
2. Combat Casualty Care Research Program
3. Military Operational Medicine Research Program
4. Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
5. Medical Biological Defense Research Program
6. Medical Chemical Defense Research Program
7. Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program
8. Radiation Health Effects Research Program
9. Special Investment Areas/Innovation Funding
Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI): Case School of Medicine's OSI can work with you to make sure that you meet the current goals and objectives of the USAMRMC that is paramount for your success. OSI can assist you in preparing a competitive proposal and can help guide your efforts from the first draft of the pre-proposal to submission of the full application.
Timeline: Invitation to submit a Full proposal will be given within 90 days of submission of the pre-proposal. An additional 90 days is provided to the applicant to complete the full application. Allow for at least 6 months between submission of the whitepaper to submission of the full application.
Contact us: If you are planning on submitting a pre-proposal, have questions, or would like more information - contact OSI Project Manager Irene Shaland - firstname.lastname@example.org - 216.368.4970
The National Academies
The National Academies has announced their 2015 Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) competition. The Jefferson Science Fellows program, now in its 12th year, was established by the U.S. Secretary of State to engage the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities I the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washinton, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens.
The application deadline is January 12, 2015, and awardees will be notified in March. Up to fifteen Fellows are expected to be selected for the 2015 program year.
Visit the Jefferson Science Fellowship website for more information on requirements and deadlines.
Avoiding Problems with Suspension and Debarment
Federal regulations require Case Western Reserve University to conduct
business only with vendors, subcontractors, subawardees and individuals who
are in good standing with the federal government. Anyone who is not
in good standing with federal agencies cannot work on or provide services for
government grants or contracts. People and entities who are subject to these
restrictions are generally described as having been "debarred,"
"suspended" or "excluded."
To avoid inadvertent problems, visit http://www.sam.gov and verify that study staff, collaborators and vendors are not debarred, suspended or otherwise ineligible to receive federal funds.
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