I see the Council of Councils Nov 8 meeting presentations are now online. The second slide of Next Steps shows just how easy it will be to propose new initiatives! And actually, the History of the NIH Reform Act is interesting, as is the look into the next Roadmap initiative on phenotyping. Norka Bravo’s Scientists in the Pipeline talk includes the previously posted graying of NIH PIs PPT plus some new charts & data points. And as DM discusses separately, the PRAC (peer review advisory committee) Dec 3 presentations are now online.
However, something worth special mention is the new Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC), created to standardize budget reporting by research topic as conveniently summarized by (of course) NIAID. Although – oy! – I would hope the tips presented at the bottom have been regularly followed by PIs before the advent of RCDC. Thankfully, I have not come across a sentence like “This project will not study lung cancer” in any specific aims I’ve reviewed. Yet.