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The ReSource - Issue 6
The ReSource - Issue 6
The Source for news and information on NIH reports and the RePORT website https://report.nih.gov

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The ReSource Newsletter provides information on recent reports of NIH-funded activities and is the primary source of news and information on the Research Portfolio and Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-Supported research. RePORT is ever-expanding with new reports, tools, and concepts for displaying data. Look to The ReSource for the latest developments and handy tips and tricks for using the site and its tools.

RePORTER – RePORT Expenditures and Results  
Simply ask us a question on the new Funding Facts

Simply ask us a question on the new Funding Facts

Funding Facts New Widget What would you like to know? Now you can simply type in your question on Funding Facts instead of selecting parameters. What was NIGMS’s R01 success rate in 2011? How many R01s did NHLBI award in 2008? Just ask. Learn more about how to use this new query interface from this short tutorial. This feature complements the existing Advanced Search query process.

World RePORT Explore international biomedical research investments with the introductory release of WORLD RePORT

Explore international biomedical research investments with the introductory release of WORLD RePORT
World RePORT is a new effort to highlight research funded in sub-Saharan Africa. NIH is hosting the site on behalf of the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIRO), of which NIH is a member. HIRO is an international group of government and philanthropic organizations who fund biomedical research. Several HIRO members have contributed information on the research being conducted in sub-Saharan Africa that they support, including: the Wellcome Trust, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), the European Commissions’s, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, and the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). This tool highlights opportunities for collaboration and synergy among the world funders of biomedical research. HIRO members are now exploring the potential to expand on this initial effort.

Learn more about RePORT with our new video tutorials Learn more about RePORT with our new video tutorials

Are your colleagues new to using RePORT? Share these new video tutorials, which give overviews of the RePORT Home Page, Funding Facts, Awards by Location, the Report Catalog, the NIH Data Book, and MyRePORTER. Each tutorial is closed captioned, and you can download the video, captions, and transcripts for your own use or to share. Check them out on the RePORT Tutorial page today.

2011 NIH Data Book 2011 NIH Data Book: Updated biomedical workforce data on graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career outcomes for NIH-supported Ph.D. recipients

New Feature Highlights

The NIH Data Book provides basic summary statistics on extramural grants and contract awards, grant applications, the organizations that NIH supports, the trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce. Since the first release of the 2011 version last December, we’ve published new charts describing the distribution of graduate students and post-doctorates across the Biomedical, Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Sciences. These reports are based on NIH data and data gathered through the NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Post-doctorates in Science and Engineering. Over forty new reports and charts are gathered under these two topic headings:

  • National Statistics on Graduate Students in the Biomedical, Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Sciences
  • National Statistics on Postdoctorates in the Biomedical, Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Sciences

In addition, we’ve added reports related specifically to NIH-supported PhD recipients:

  • Trends in major fields of study of NIH-supported Ph.D. recipients
  • NIH-Supported Ph.D. recipients, by field of study
  • Characteristics of NIH-supported Ph.D. recipients
  • Trends in race/ethnicity of NIH-supported Ph.D. recipients
Current and historical versions of the NIH Data Book are available at https://report.nih.gov/nihdatabook/index.aspx
RePORTER – RePORT Expenditures and Results RePORT - A HHSinnovates program finalist

RePORT - A HHSinnovates program finalist
After several rounds of voting and a selection by the HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, RePORT became one of only six HHSinnovates program finalists. The public voted in the 5th and final round. The RePORT team is honored to be recognized for its facilitation of NIH-funded research and the work of its investigators, and thanks everyone who participated in the voting and selection. RePORT will continue to strive to provide the scientific community and public with better tools with which to explore the portfolio of NIH-funded research.

New reports on RePORT
Fiscal Year 2012 reports on Budget and Spending

With the close of fiscal year 2012, we have updated the NIH Budget and Spending page with FY2012 reports on Research Grants and Contracts. Included are reports Research Project Grants, Research Centers, Research Grants, Small Business Research, Research Career Development Awards, Training Grants and Fellowships. More FY2012 reports will be added in the next month, and these updates will appear in our winter issue.

The A2 Resubmission Policy Continues: A Closer Look at Recent Data

In 2008, the NIH announced plans to allow only one amendment (also known as a resubmission) for all new and competing continuation grant applications. Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research, examines the impact of this policy in reducing the time to award. Read more on this analysis, and find the source data excel in our new Report Archive.

More Applications; Many More Applicants

Recently, the NIH has experienced a large increase in the number of grant applications submitted for review. Dr. Rockey investigates the trends influencing this rise in the number of applications. Read more on this analysis, and find the Source data excelin the Report Archive.

RePORTER More is better! New features to support larger look-ups of projects, people, and organizations

Multiple Project Number entry increased to 500

You can now search RePORTER by project number for up to 500 fully-specified project numbers, or up to 100 project numbers that include wild card characters. Prepare your lists with commas separating each project number, click the “Enter multiple project numbers” link on the query page, then paste your list into the pop-up window. Prepared project lists can be cut and pasted into the window.

Project Number Format

Select up to 100 Principal Investigators

Find  up to 100 Principal Investigator/Project Leader names in a single query. First, prepare your PI/PD name lists in the format Last Name, First Name MI, and separate multiple PI names with a semi-colon (;):Smith, John C ; Parker, Sarah M. On the RePORTER query page, click the “Enter several PI/Project Leader names” link,  and cut and paste your list into the window.

Project Number Format

"Lookup" as many as 25 organizations in a single query

RePORTER now offers a mechanism to select up to 25 organizations as part of your query. Typing the name of the first institution and clicking  lookup will launch a pop-up window interface where you can search for and collect institutions into a single search. Regional consortiums and other groups of collaborating organizations can use this search tool to keep up to date with their members’ successes.

Other RePORTER Updates

Search for multiple-Principal Investigator projects

Multi-PI Only Now, you can search specifically for projects that use the NIH Multiple Project Director/Principal Investigator option. If this box is ticked, only those projects with multiple PIs will be selected.

Subscribe to the firehose! Follow all new projects added to RePORTER

Recently, we added a RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed of all new projects added to RePORTER. The RSS of Newly Added Projects [XML] feed keeps you up to date on the weekly project additions to RePORTER.

Data & Visualize

Under the Data & Visualize tab, the Charts tool helps you summarize your search results by several criteria including Organization, Funding Mechanism, Administering Institute/Center, Funding Institute/Center, Congressional District, and now by U.S. state.

ExPORTER enhancements

Fiscal year 2013 weekly files now include “Funding Mechanism” as an additional data element. This addition may require changes to any automated systems you use to analyze ExPORTER data. Previous year files will remain unchanged. Users can sign up on the ExPORTER page to receive the latest news on ExPORTER data changes and updates https://exporter.nih.gov/.

To submit questions, comments, and feedback about RePORT, please email report@od.nih.gov To submit questions, comments, and feedback about RePORT,
please email RePORT@od.nih.gov.
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