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The Research Plan section of your NIH grant is one of the most important components of your application. Within the section you must discuss the significance, innovation, and approach of your proposed research. The study session will score your application based on these criteria so it is imperative for you to communicate your plan comprehensively and clearly. This chart is an excellent tool for you to use to map out your research plan. (Chart Source: Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) at Northwestern University, http://www.northwestern.edu/climb/index.html)
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The goal of the project is to provide the Neuroscience Community with mouse strains that are suitable for the tissue and cell-type-specific perturbation of gene function in the nervous system. The NIH Neuroscience Blueprint has established three centers in the USA for the generation of genetically modified mice expressing CRE recombinases in the nervous system on the C57BL6/J genetic background: Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Scripps Research Institute, and Baylor College of Medicine.
Register for the Cre Driver Network (Click ‘Register’ in the upper right hand corner of the website)
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A Web-based interactive anthology that provides psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health collaborated with New England Research Institutes to create the free resource.
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Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition) provides public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, and community-based leaders and organizations with both a science base and practical guidance for engaging partners in projects that may affect them The principles of engagement can be used by people in a range of roles, from the program funder who needs to know how to support community engagement to the researcher or community leader who needs hands-on, practical information on how to mobilize the members of a community to partner in research initiatives.
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The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and New York University are piloting a lending program for faculty and graduate students. Cardholders from each institution, including CUNY faculty and graduate students, are invited to apply for borrowing privileges from all three research libraries. (Even though the application states PhD students, all CUNY graduate students are entitled to participate.)
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Export Controls refers to U.S. laws and regulations that govern the transfer of certain scientific research information and technologies to foreign recipients.
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Learn how to submit a final peer-reviewed manuscript in PubMed Central via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). A Note on Timing: NIH awardees are responsible for ensuring that manuscripts are submitted to the NIHMS upon acceptance for publication and that all NIHMS tasks are complete within three months of publication.
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The Office of Extramural Research (OER) has several podcasts featuring interviews with NIH staff. The podcasts offer invaluable information on grants for anyone involved in research and research administration.
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Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering 8,500 high impact research journals and includes citation counts for articles and searchable cited references. 
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The core service of Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. The selection process comprises a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who rate the best of the articles they read and explain their importance. This service is available via Hunter College Libraries until 12/31/2010
Read about key features of F1000 (pdf)

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