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IC Directors' Meeting Highlights
March 20, 2013
|Subject:||IC Directors' Meeting Highlights — October 11, 2012|
Announcements: Dr. Collins provided brief updates in follow-up to the Leadership Forum. He noted the ongoing NIH Research Festival. Finally, he remarked on the 2012 Nobel Prizes in physiology/medicine, physics, and chemistry.
CFC Director’s Challenge: Richard Hodes
Dr. Hodes provided details about the 2012 NIH CFC Combined Federal Campaign, including the kick-off event on October 4 and additional activities through December 15. He noted the Directors’ Challenge on October 25 and provided points of contact within NIA.
Resubmission Policy: Sally Rockey
Dr. Rockey provided an update on the status of NIH’s resubmission policy. NIH’s resubmission policy was amended on October 8, 2008 such that only a single amendment to an original new or competing renewal application would be accepted. At a previous IC Directors’ meeting, the outcomes of this change in policy were discussed.
Dr. Rockey discussed a proposal for limited A2 submissions and the potential affect that this would have on A0 and A1 awards. IC Directors expressed concerns regarding the impact on A0 awards if A2 submissions were permitted once again.