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Department of Health and Human Services

Irrelevant emails sent to all NIH staff

Several emails regarding scientific medical research conferences, lectures, meetings, etc. are sent daily to all 30,000 NIH staff regardless of whether they are scientists, IT professionals, or administrators. While a few of these emails may occasionally be of interest to non-scientists, it would be helpful to allow staff to choose whether they want to receive science-related emails or not. We also receive invitations... more »

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Much energy savings

My name is Weishi Yu, a Chinese guy. I have been U.S for 4 months, and I work in Frederick-NCI. During these months, I found much energy was wasting for air conditioner. It was too warm inside of the building in winter, and it was too cold in the summer. It makes most of people uncomfortable, so I think we can save much energy for this, and the suggestion as below: During the summer months, air conditioning systems in... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Redundant efforts in the NIH Data Access Committee review proces

Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) have been conducted by researchers around the globe to identify common inherited genetic variations associated with the risk of many diseases. In order to leverage its resources to ensure that the advances in genomics are available to researchers and incorporated into rigorous population-based studies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instituted a policy which states that... more »

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rent out the on-campus residences

On the NIH campus, there is a series of houses and duplexes that once housed institute directors or other higher-ups who didn't wish to purchase a home in the area to live in for the duration of their service here. Largely, these were mostly occupied prior to 9/11. After the attacks, the NIH put up a substantial perimeter fence that kept out through-traffic and made getting on campus a bit of a chore if you did not... more »

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Wider Roll-Out of Unified Communications (web phone/meetings)

Some offices at NIH are piloting Unified Communications, which allows users to make phone calls (including calls with video), use voice mail, hold meetings, and share desktops via the Internet. It seems an efficient way to hold meetings and could be more cost effective, and thus result in savings, than traditional telecommunications services (i.e., the telephone). It could have value beyond telecommunications, such as... more »

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Moving in/out list-serve/ website

NIH provides excellent training opportunities for vast and diverse set of nationals. These significant number of intramural trainees move in near vicinity of NIH to commute back and forth. Most of them would be around for 2 to 5 years least and move ahead with their career plans. Depending on choice, trainees prefer to look out for moving sales to setup their apartments. If each big/small organization like NIH sets up... more »

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Replace Winter CSR grant review face-to-face with teleconference

Face to face review is thousands of dollars more expensive than teleconference review. Face to face does have benefits for chartered committees, primarily to reviewers and the committee as a whole so eliminating all face to face would be a mistake; however changing the Winter meeting to teleconference would save 100s of thousands of dollars in hotel and travel expense, relieve the stress of winter travel, and not hurt... more »

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