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Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds
On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.
Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds
Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds

On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.

On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.

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Major, Groundbreaking Increase in Hype in Grant Applications
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Aug 30, 2022 | 3 min read
Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health increasingly employ subjective and promotional language in describing research, a study finds.
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NIH Fails to Enforce Rules for Reporting Clinical Trial Results
Amanda Heidt | Aug 18, 2022 | 3 min read
A review by the US Office of Inspector General found that only about half of the scientists running clinical trials funded by the NIH in 2019 and 2020 appropriately recorded their findings in a federal database, as is legally required.
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NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
Andy Carstens | Jul 27, 2022 | 2 min read
A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.
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NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
Chloe Tenn | Sep 20, 2021 | 2 min read
The revision allows more time on previous extensions due to COVID-19 and other life events such as childbirth that disproportionately impact early-career women in science.  
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NIH Grants $470 Million for Study of Long COVID
Lisa Winter | Sep 16, 2021 | 2 min read
The study aims to recruit 40,000 adults and children to get a better sense of the condition that can last weeks or months after infection.
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Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021 | 4 min read
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
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Females Gain Ground as Biomedical Research Subjects
Shawna Williams | Jun 9, 2020 | 2 min read
A study finds improvement in the proportion of scientific projects that include both sexes, but analyzing results by sex is not routine.
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NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
Shawna Williams | Apr 28, 2020 | 3 min read
The abrupt termination comes after the research drew President Trump’s attention for its ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
NIH Considering New Recommendations on Sexual Harassment Policies
Emily Makowski | Dec 16, 2019 | 2 min read
A working group has put forth suggestions for cracking down on misconduct, such as requiring grant applicants to disclose sexual harassment findings.
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Oct 10, 2019 | 2 min read
A new analysis finds that black scientists tend to propose projects that have lower rates of funding from the National Institutes of Health than other fields.
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More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019 | 2 min read
esearchers who failed to disclose affiliations and funding sources from other countries are under investigation, and some universities are letting them go discreetely and refunding grant money to the agency.
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US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2019 | 1 min read
An amendment to the 2020 funding bill would prohibit the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review funding proposals involving the tissues.
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Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception.
Women Maintain NIH Funding Similar to Men: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 16, 2018 | 1 min read
Female PIs apply for fewer grants, but retain support once they get it.
Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2018 | 2 min read
The company’s announcement comes weeks after enrollment was suspended.
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.
NIH’s Neuroscience Institute Plans to Limit Financial Support for Well-Funded Investigators
Diana Kwon | May 3, 2018 | 1 min read
Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.
University of North Texas Health Science Center to Repay Government $13 Million
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2018 | 1 min read
The research center and medical school admittedly violated the rules in spending grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Proposed NIH Grant Cap Criticized
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017 | 2 min read
Update: The agency announced it will ditch the proposal, and set up a fund for early- to mid-career scientists instead.
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