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Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

Rollover unspent budget from one year to the next

Allow rollover of the unspent budget from one year to the next so that the money is spent effectively. Currently, if money is left unspent in one year it is not added to the next year's budget. This causes imprudent year-end spending and procurement of unnecessary equipments, reagents etc. Government can save enormous amount of money if the left over money from one year is allowed to be added to following year's budget.... more »

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A dissencentive to save money at NIH labs

Even in this time of tough budgets for scientific research, there is an extreme dis-incentive to save money at NIH's intramural research program. As a new graduate student who recently transitioned to NIH from academia, the mentality toward budgets at NIH's labs is shocking.

Essentially, each lab at NIH is given a pot of money for the fiscal year. If by the end of the fiscal year they do not spend all that money, they... more »

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Institutional Chemical and biological inventory

I believe in each institute in NIH, each lab orders chemicals and biologicals for their research. Many times, those labs do not use them due to change in protocol or used partially. If partially used, left over chemical remains in the lab until another occasion comes for use. After some time, items becomes too old and discarded. So it can be a waste or duplication of same chemicals if ordered and maintained in the... more »

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