NINDS Office of Research Quality

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The NINDS Office of Research Quality is dedicated to promoting:

  • Experimental and analytical rigor
  • Measures to reduce bias
  • Transparent reporting
  • High-quality scientific research

Attention to principles of good study design and transparent reporting are essential to enable the scientific community, as well as the community at large, to assess the value of scientific findings. Please visit the resources referenced below or contact us for more information.

 

 


NINDS Applicant Guidelines

NINDS provides guidance to grant applicants on how to improve the quality of NINDS-supported research through rigorous study design and transparent reporting. Visit this guidance page for more information on how to design and report studies so that the scientific community can assess the quality of scientific findings and peer reviewers can advise appropriately on scientific merit.

Rigor Champions and Resources

After NINDS workshops held in October 2018 and May 2022 on how to improve scientific practice, NINDS now calls for interested members of the scientific community to identify themselves as champions for scientific rigor and to share resources. Please visit the Rigor Champions and Resources page for more information.

Initiative to Improve Training in the Principles of Rigorous Research

NINDS has launched a new initiative to improve training in the principles of rigorous research. Companion funding opportunities are supporting the creation, evaluation, and dissemination of a user-friendly, adaptable, and openly accessible educational resource to promote awareness, understanding, and utilization of the principles of rigorous research. Visit the initiative webpage to learn more, including how to apply for future receipt dates.


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Contact Information

Shai Silberberg, Ph.D. | Director, Research Quality
SilberbS@ninds.nih.gov

Devon Crawford, Ph.D. | Program Director
devon.crawford@nih.gov

Mariah Hoye, Ph.D. | Health Program Specialist
mariah.hoye@nih.gov

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