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Resource to Evaluate Rigor and Transparency (as required by NIH)

Rigor and Transparency in Research: To support the highest quality science, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science, NIH's Rigor and Transparency efforts are intended to clarify expectation and highlight attention to four areas that may need more explicit attention by applicants and reviewers:

  • Scientific premise
  • Scientific rigor
  • Consideration of relevant biological variables, such as sex
  • Authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources


For more information and guidance, click here.

Rigor and Reproducibility in grant applications (OER site)

NIH presentation of background and goals of Rigor and Transparency (Video)

Reviewer Guidance on Rigor and Transparency

Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research

Questions about the NIH policy should be directed to: 


HSC Review Process

The Health Sciences Office of Research requires 3 full working days to complete its review process. (Additionally, the Office of Sponsored Programs requires 5 full working days to complete its review process.)


Grants Processing Guide

This guide will help get started in the process and inform you of deadlines and a general timeline for a proposal to be submitted. Also, it will inform you of any required training that you may need to process grants.


Other Helpful Links

Here you can find many other helpful links to help you through the grant submission process. Internal links for WVU as well as external links to federal funding opportunities and other tools for grant submission.

Acknowledging NIH Funding Guidance