Thursday, June 15, 2017

GSI Haters Rejoice! NIH Launches Next Generation Researchers Initiative

Thank you to all members of the research community who made your voices heard in response to the proposed NIH Grant Support Index (GSI).  The GSI would have created a system by which different types of grants were assigned varying numbers of points.  Principal Investigators holding multiple significant grant awards would have been capped based on the point total equivalents of their awards.  The GSI proposal created much concern that team science would be discouraged and that experienced investigators would be penalized.

NIH has listened to our concerns!  Instead of the GSI cap, they have launched the Next Generation Researchers Initiative.  More details surrounding the background and the goals of the new policy are also provided in a recent blog posting from NIH Director Dr. Collins.

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