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After 20 years of trying, researchers have finally convicted massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia as the culprit in...
Five federally funded optical and radio telescopes in the United States could be forced to shut down over the next 3...
A 2-year budget agreement pushes back the threat of sequestration but leaves scientists still wondering how much money...
After a decade away from physics, Robert Laughlin, a Nobel laureate at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California,...
Computer scientists and others have teamed up to persuade the 117 state parties to the Convention on Certain...
The swine flu pandemic of late 2009 had a peculiar aftereffect in parts of Europe: a spike in children being diagnosed...
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New Search Engine Lifts Veil on NIH Grants
23 June 2009 2:22 pm
The clunky grants database long used by the National Institutes of Health is on its way out. Last week, the agency unveiled a beta version of RePORTER, a snazzy new database that will replace its well-known CRISP in September. CRISP was balky and didn't contain dollar amounts, which could be found only by digging into another part of NIH's Web site. But RePORTER seems to be loaded with useful information, from dollar amounts to the study section that reviewed the grant and links to patents and papers. RePORTER is winning plaudits but also raising concerns that it will make it easier for NIH critics to find studies to bash.