Registration for the National Institutes of Health Regional Meeting is open and free of charge! The virtual seminar will be from Tuesday October 27-20. This is a great opportunity to learn about new funding opportunities (i.e., current areas of special interest or concern to the NIH), interpretation of NIH policy, and demystify the application and review process. Registration closes October 9, but please sign up ASAP in case there is a cap on the number of registrants.
Registration Link: https://nihvirtualseminar2020.vfairs.com/en/registration
Below I have highlighted a few sessions I think would be particularly useful for early career researchers:
- Keynote with Dr. Michael Lauer
- Navigating NIH Programs to Advance Your Career
- Rigor and Reproducibility: Back to Basics
- Let’s Look At Peer Review
- NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section
- An Overview of NIH Policies on Human Subjects Research
- Including Diverse Populations in NIH-funded Clinical Research
If you’re more familiar with the basics of NIH, the “Open Mike with Dr. Michael Lauer” session is usually quite good. For an hour, Dr. Lauer will answer any questions posed by the audience.
Another great opportunity is the “Ask the Experts”. In the past, this session involved signing up and meeting 1:1 with NIH program officers, scientific review officers, and grants policy experts. It appears that NIH will hold some version of this at the virtual seminar, so keep an eye out for how to sign up for these.