A recent Report in Science has identified the Opah (Lampris guttatus) as an endothermic fish, meaning that it generates and circulates heated blood throughout its body. The Opah’s blood and body maintain their temperature in ocean waters. According to the…

Seeking input to improve research impact, NIH published Notice NOT-OD-15-084 this week. With input from the community on its funding policies, NIH hopes to improve the impact and sustainability of the NIH-funded biomedical research enterprise. We invite comments on any or…

The focus of this strategic visioning exercise is on scientific direction of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s research program over the coming decade. As research administrators, its good for us to be aware of these opportunities so that we are…

May or may not be good for the gander. At least that’s sort of what the University of California, San Francisco’s vice chancellor for research is saying when it comes to full disclosure of relationships for universities. The accepted norm (even…

Consistent with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-14-17 published September 30, 2014, OMB has opened a survey for non-Federal stakeholders to provide feedback on the impact of Uniform Guidance and the extent to which it achieve’s COFAR’s goal of reducing…

The US federal share of research funding is significantly less than it has been historically. Entrepreneurial scientists are finding other solutions – including crowdfunding research. In some ways, crowdfunding research is an extension of patronage support – and yet, its also…
Oblivion is bliss

In one of my favorite movies there is a sentiment that resonates for me this time of the year. “Your heart is like a clock measuring time. One’s emotional state determines the flow of time. It speeds it up or slows…