A sustained effort launched by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) has resulted in an unprecedented boost for basic behavioral science at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the form of a cross-cutting structure — the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network, or OppNet — that More
While psychological scientists in the United States were busily preparing or recycling grant proposals for submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the American Recovery and Reinstatement Act (ARRA), British academics, including psychologists, have been focused on the RAE, the REF, and More
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just given a big boost for behavioral science funding: A new Transformative R01 Program (T-R01) will support exceptionally innovative, original, or unconventional research that encourages researchers to seize unexpected opportunities and cultivate bold ideas regardless of the anticipated risk. The program, supported by More
As previously reported (see the December 2007 and January 2008 Observers), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is contemplating significant changes in its peer review system. Peer review has been put under the microscope and dissected, and NIH is now in the process of putting it back together again. Internal More
The recently established NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) is taking hold just as NIH enters its fifth year of budget doldrums amid rising financial anxieties in the research community. OPASI is located in the Office of NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, as part of the Division of More
When he was president of Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson concluded that it was easier to move a cemetery than it was to change a college curriculum. The same might be applied to the peer review system of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is undergoing a gargantuan review involving More
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