NIH Considers a 'People, Not Projects' Approach to Awarding Grants

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Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said a small program in which applicants suggest broad approaches to a research question had worked well for the agency. It's time to consider expanding that approach throughout the NIH, he suggested.
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The cash-strapped National Institutes of Health is considering potentially major changes in its grant-awards system, including a greater reliance on a system that evaluates researchers rather than their proposals.

Addressing his advisory committee on...

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