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GR181 - Searching for Science Using eRA's QVR and SPIRES


    Program Officials, Program Analysts & other?s interested in systematically searching for & analyzing scientific content. This class is designed to show you how to effectively use eRA modules to conduct scientific search & analysis. Topics to be covered include:

  • Identify important characteristics of your portfolio
  • Quickly identify projects in a particular scientific area
  • Locate discrete scientific areas that exist in your portfolio as well as gaps
  • Identify projects in other ICs that are similar to aspects of your portfolio
  • Determine if an RFA/PA is needed by finding out:
    • Are there other significant projects currently funded in the area of this RFA/PA?
    • Are there projects just beyond the payline that are in the scientific area of this RFA/PA?

    Learn how to sharpen the focus of an RFA/PA

    • View your portfolio through information graphics for a quick way to evaluate both funding & productivity (publications)


    The objective of this class is to learn how to effectively use QVR and SPIRES to conduct a scientific search and analysis. QVR is a tool to search, view and obtain reports with detailed information on grant applications and awards. SPIRES is a database containing NIH publications and mapping between publications and NIH research grants spanning 30 years.

Reasonable Accommodations/Interpreting Services

For deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals requiring interpreting services, please enter your request online in the Interpreting Services System at least five (5) days before the start of the class. If you have any questions regarding this service you may contact the ORS/DATS Interpreting Team at (301-4020-8180). Individuals who need other reasonable accommodations to participate in any of the CIT Training courses should let CIT Training know at least 5 days prior to the class.

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Feb 14, 2013 Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pmNatcher - Building 45 - Balcony ARegister for Offering

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