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Funding Opportunity to Develop Training Modules

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This new funding opportunity announcement seeks improvements in a critically important aspect of research training: the design, conduct, and reporting of research in such a manner that the results can be replicated by others. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the NIH has recently issued RFA-GM-15-006, Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-15-006.html). NIGMS along with nine other NIH institutes and centers propose to fund up to twenty-one training modules in this area directed at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and beginning investigators. The goal of this initiative is to create a diverse library of training modules to be used to complement the training already ongoing at an institution. They are meant to be readily accessible to individuals during the planning of research and to be available to the user at no cost.

In addition to bringing this to your attention, we ask for your help in passing along this information to other individuals and groups in your university who may be interested in applying, especially those with expertise in education and media programs that our mailings may not typically reach. Each award can be for up to $150,000 in total cost for the entire period of the award and up to five years in duration. The application deadline is November 20 and letters of intent are due on October 20. A description of the program appeared in a recent post in the NIGMS Feedback Loop blog (http://loop.nigms.nih.gov/2014/09/funding-opportunity-to-create-training-modules-to-enhance-data-reproducibility/). A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/pages/training-modules-to-enhance-data-reproducibility-faqs.aspx#q2).