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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: