Science Insider Hails NHC Database
Science Insider (http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011)
When the National Health Council (NHC), the Washington-based nonprofit umbrella group for some 100 patient-advocacy groups and companies, unveiled its new database on Feb. 7, 2011, the science community felt renewed hope to NIH worthy projects would be seen by interested funding organizations. The database was designed and developed by Humanitas.
The site, called Health Research Funding, is considered “The Match.com of funding organizations” according to NHC spokesperson Emily Noonan. Researchers who had their proposals peer reviewed by NIH but were not funded can post their abstract and contact information on http://www.healthresearchfunding.org at no cost. Funding organizations (but no one else) can register too and can review the abstracts to locate innovative projects to fund. According to NIH extramural researcher chief Sally Rockey, the new database is “good news on the where-am-I-going-to-get-my-grant-funded-in-today’s-economy front.”