I enjoyed your recent article on electronic National Institutes of Health grant submission [L. Reif-Lehrer, The Scientist, April 3, 1995, page 1] and found the inset addressing computerized forms particularly interesting to me as a software developer. I am writing to alert you and your readers to our product, GrantSlam, which many investigators have found preferable to the options listed in the article's inset.
GrantSlam is a Windows-based program dedicated to preparing NIH/Public Health Service grant applications using the PHS-398 and PHS-2590 forms. As medical researchers, we developed GrantSlam to be easy to use, to produce high-quality printouts, and to contain the functions and information we ourselves wanted in such a program. The result is that the electronic forms appear on screen just as they do on paper, and they serve as the front end for a database file structure. Data entry is quick and easy; all budgetary calculations are...
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