In light of tight budgets and increasing fiscal uncertainty, Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, asks:
How Do You Think We Should Manage Science in Fiscally Challenging Times?
Dr. Rockey invites readers to take a look at some possible options and supporting data in a set of slides posted on the OER website. Options discussed include: reducing/limiting size of award, limiting the number of awards per PI, limiting the amount of funds per PI, and limiting salaries of PIs. Do you have input on these options? Ideas for options that are not listed? Feedback is welcome! Comments can be made on Dr. Rockey’s blog or directed to an email box specifically to receive feedback on these issues, NIHResourceManagement@nih.gov. This is certainly a challenging time for science and this opportunity to learn more (& weigh in!) about steps forward should not be missed.
OEM website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm