Back by Popular Demand: NIH Funding for Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues

The NIH seeks to fund research on ethical considerations related to biomedical research and projects that support capacity building in bioethics. Over the past three years, the NIH Office of the Director has partnered with all of our Institutes and Centers to support projects spanning the wide range of intersections between bioethics and biomedical research. Note that this opportunity applies to both basic and clinical research (and everything in between), from ethical considerations surrounding emerging technologies to developing capacity to further engage research participants as partners in research. Applications will be accepted until March 17, 2022.

Interested in collaborating with a bioethicist or a biomedical researcher to apply? Check out this symposium for tips on establishing partnerships: 

For questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email at [email protected]

NIH Issues Request for Information on Proposed Updates and Long-Term Considerations for the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy

On November 30, 2021, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) on potential updates to the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy to keep pace with evolving scientific opportunities and stakeholder expectations. Comments will be accepted through February 28, 2022. NIH will use the responses to the RFI to consider options to update the GDS Policy and to harmonize with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.

For additional information, please also see the latest “Under the Poliscope” blog by Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, “Refreshing NIH’s Genomic Data Sharing Policy

For questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email at [email protected]