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    NIH Rescheduling Peer Review Meetings Cancelled During Federal Shutdown

    Date: October 23, 2013

    Sally Rockey NIHThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to reschedule more than 200 peer review meetings that were cancelled due to the federal shutdown earlier this month. Issuing this new notice, the NIH hopes to review all applications during January 2014 Council meetings, rather than delay all until May 2014, as was announced earlier this month. Although a small number may still need to be reassigned to May 2014 Council, those applications will be allowed to be “refreshed” by the applicant. The notice includes a timeline for withdrawing the existing proposal (November 15) and submitting a “refreshed” application (December 11). "It is unfortunate that the government shutdown has forced all of us to scramble in this way," NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Dr. Sally Rockey said on her blog, Rock Talk. "I very much appreciate that NIH can pull together with the extramural community in difficult times to ensure that great science continues."