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At NIH, Two Strikes Policy Is Out

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Science  25 Apr 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6182, pp. 350
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6182.350

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The National Institutes of Health is revising its "two strikes" rule, which allowed researchers only one chance to revise a rejected grant application before having to start over with a new idea—a rule that critics worried was especially hard on young investigators. Instead, the agency announced on 17 April, applicants can now resubmit an identical proposal as many times as they like.