NIH SBIR/STTR Preparation, Proposal Development and Submission Video Resources

Summarized below is a list of video resources that NIH has made available.  The wide range of topics include:
  • a mock review panel,
  • using the NIH RePORT database,
  • budgeting,
  • IP protection,
  • ASSIST submission portal.
If you are considering an SBIR/STTR submission to NIH, it is well worth your time to listen to some of these videos to get a clear understanding of the inner workings of the NIH SBIR/STTR program.  Happy listening! Small Business Programs: SBIR and STTR In-Depth NIH Small Business Program experts share the nuts and bolts of the NIH Small Business Programs, which includes Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In addition, You’ll hear about important policies that potential applicants and awardees need to know about. Discover how NIH invests over 1.2 billion dollars a year into U.S. health, biomedical, and life science companies and what opportunities are available for your small business. Mock SBIR/STTR Review Meeting and Review Basics Ever wonder what a discussion of an application might sound like as it is reviewed and discussed for possible funding? This video offers an in-depth look at the NIH peer-review process, including a mock review of a fake Small Business Innovation Research application and resubmission. Hear a sampling of common questions asked by reviewers and mistakes by applicants. The following timestamps will help you key in on specific aspects of this video:
  • Common issues with SBIR scoring – 5:35
  • SBIR/STTR application review timeline – 8:51
  • Appropriate SBIR/STTR study section – 9:35
  • How we prepare for your review – 11:34
  • Recruiting reviewers – 13:18
  • SBIR review criteria – 21:20
  • Review instructions (Phase I applications R41 & R43) – 25:20
  • Review instructions (Phase II applications 2R42 & 2R44) – 26:50
  • Review instructions (Fast Track applications 1R42 & 1R44) – 27:12
  • Mock peer review panel introductions and opening remarks – 35:17
  • Mock discussion of new Phase I SBIR application with clinical trial – 46:35
  • Mock discussion of Phase II resubmission application – 1:03:30
  • Application resources – 1:21:30
  • Q&A – 1:45:05  Using RePORT to Understand Who and What NIH Funds Where do I find biomedical and life science initiatives that are of interest to me? Which NIH Institution(s) are a potential fit with my proposal? Are there small business entities that have similar research interest to my company? This session will provide the resources and tools to address these concerns. NIH advertises availability of grant support through funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The FOA portion of this session will present tips, key information, types, and examples. NIH makes an abundance of grant and funding data – including analyses of who and what we fund available to the public through a resource called RePORT. Learn how to use this resource to find information to help target your grant application, find key NIH staff and grantee contacts, and more. Budget Building Blocks for Investigators There is much for an investigator and project administrator to consider when developing a budget for a grant application, such as what can be requested, how is the budget calculated, and is the request appropriate. NIH Program and Grants Management Officers will guide you on finding the answers to these questions by providing valuable information for preparing a proper grant budget. Intellectual Property: Understanding Requirements, Rights, and Recipient Responsibilities NIH-funded research can result in valuable inventions, patents, copyrights, data, and other resources. NIH experts will educate participants and assist in their understandings of these resources as they relate to NIH research funding and to advance research in your field for benefits to the public and public health throughout the world. Research Involving Animals: OLAW Are you considering using live vertebrate animals in your research? Are you aware that the policies and regulations regarding research animals are different than those involving human subjects? This session provides information on the requirements for using animals, appropriate completion of the Vertebrate Animals Section of the grant application, the functions of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, details on the various Assurance documents, and the consequences of what happens when animal activities become non-compliant. An Overview of NIH Policies on Human Subjects Research This session introduces you to the NIH policies that apply to research involving human subjects. Topics covered include: an introduction to related policies, determining whether your research involving human subjects meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial, considerations for applying, and resources. Including Diverse Populations in NIH-funded Clinical Research This session provides an overview of NIH policies and procedures regarding the inclusion of women, minorities, and individuals across the lifespan. The session will include tips and interactive case studies to help NIH applicants write successful inclusion plans. Fundamentals of the NIH Grant Process and Need to Know Resources Every successful journey starts with a good foundation. If you are new to working with NIH, this video will answer key questions. Where do I start? Where’s the funding? Where do I turn when I need help or advice? What opportunities are available and how can I find them? What’s the application process and how long does it take? We will walk you through the grants process and give you an overview of key resources and websites you will need to be successful. ASSIST: Eight Steps to Submitting an NIH Grant Application Learn how to use NIH’s web-based Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) to access application forms, complete required fields and attachments, and submit your grant application to NIH. Steps:
  1. Find an opportunity
  2. Make a submission plan
  3. Initiate your application
  4. Provide application access to team members
  5. Enter application data
  6. Finalize your application
  7. Submit
  8. Track application status