The NIH wants to hear your thoughts on how it should modify its biosketch requirements. Feedback due Friday JUNE 29th 2012, midnight EDT.
The request for information is wide open, but specifically requests feedback on the idea that a researcher’s biosketch could “include a short explanation of their most important scientific contributions.”
Sounds like a chance for scientists to tell their impact story! Good idea? And do you think impact stories should include impact metrics? If so, tell the NIH!
Right now the NIH biosketch instructions only include impact signalling through journal titles.
Some ideas for new biosketch instructions:
- explicitly encourage all types of research output as publications, including software and datasets
- explicitly welcome indications of impact, like citations, downloads and bookmarking counts
- consider identifying articles only by authors, title, and ID/url rather than journal