Summary of the National Academies Workshop on Enhancing Public Access Now Available

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published the proceedings from a workshop they hosted on Enhancing Public Access to the Results of Research Supported by the Department of Health and Human Services that took place from November 30 to December 1, 2023. The NIH-sponsored workshop was held to inform NIH and other agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as they develop or update policies to enhance public access to the results of HHS-funded research.

The summary of the workshop can be accessed here.  The webcast of the meeting, and associated meeting materials, can be found on the workshop website.

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NIH Office of Science Policy Now Recruiting for Several Positions

Do you like a fast-paced environment where your work drives evidence-based policies to support the health of the Nation?  If so, a career in the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) might be the place for you.  OSP works across the biomedical research enterprise to ensure NIH policy evolves in tandem with rapidly advancing science and technology. OSP is also the primary advisor to the NIH Director and NIH leadership on new, emerging policy issues at the intersection of science and society.

Currently, OSP is recruiting for nine positions across several policy divisions:

  • Scientific Data Sharing
  • Clinical and Healthcare Research
  • Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Emerging Biotechnology
  • Science Policy Coordination, Collaboration, and Reporting
  • Technology Transfer and Innovation Policy

All vacancies are open from February 12, 2024 – February 16, 2024.  Full information and how to apply can be found at:

  • NIH OD-DE-24-12283586
    Applicants without prior Federal service, Federal employees without competitive service status, or those with status.

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NIH Accepts ACD Recommendations to Catalyze the Use of Novel Alternative Methods; Introduces Complement-ARIE

NIH Director, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli announced today that the agency is accepting the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) recommendations to catalyze the development and use of novel alternative methods. Through its Novel Alternative Methods (NAMs) Working Group, the ACD consulted with experts in the field and reviewed input from the community to deliver a final report in December 2023. The full report, including the recommendations can be viewed here.

Leveraging these recommendations and building upon existing NIH efforts, the NIH Common Fund has proposed a research program called Complement Animal Research in Experimentation (Complement-ARIE) that aims to accelerate the development of NAM technologies and build a suite of tools that could complement, or in some cases, replace traditional models for researchers to study human biology and disease. This program received concept clearance from the NIH Council of Councils at its January 25, 2024, meeting.  More information can be found on the Complement-ARIE website.

To learn more about these activities, please see the statement issued by Dr. Bertagnolli on the acceptance of these recommendations.

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