Launched in May 2013, Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers is gaining subscribers and becoming a must-read NIA resource in just a few short months. With weekly posts on NIA funding policy and priorities, tips for grant-seekers, and program highlights, the blog has been getting lots of attention. It has been highlighted by Sally Rockey, director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and others in discussions of NIH funding and science administration.
Dr. Robin Barr, director of NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities, co-manages the blog and has authored a number of posts. “The blog answers common questions about funding and the NIA budget, and draws more attention to NIA scientific resources,” he noted. “During this challenging budget time, we are finding that it’s an especially good way to engage with the research community in a transparent and responsive way.”
If you are a grant applicant, have an application in mind, or are a friend of the NIA, the blog has information on topics that matter to you. Do you have thoughts about topics that should be covered or other ways in which NIA should be reaching out to the research community? Please let us know by subscribing and taking the time to submit a blog comment.