All submissions must be accompanied by a request form. Required items are marked with asterisks.It is a good idea to list the samples submitted, especially if they are trimmed and in cassettes, so we'll know if there is a missing cassette or tissue. If there isn't enough space on the form, just continue on another copy or attach a list.
Please include any special instructions!
When tissues are submitted without instructions other than the stain(s) requested, the tissues will be processed, embedded, and sectioned according to standard procedures.Trimmed tissues in cassettes are embedded "down face up," that is, the samples are embedded so that the side facing the bottom of the cassette will be placed at the surface to be cut, and will thus be sectioned first. Standard embedding of skin and hollow organs is perpendicular to the plane of sectioning. Thus, the histotechs need to know if you need the tissue oriented in a particular way in the block, and, if you're submitting untrimmed tissues, how you want them trimmed.If you're interested in a very small area of the tissue, and you've trimmed the tissue so that the area is right at the surface, it may be lost when the block is "faced." (The first few sections will often not include the entire area of the tissue and will be discarded.) In such cases it is very important that you discuss your needs with the histotech beforehand.If you have special requirements, it's a good idea to send a copy of your protocol each time you submit tissues. We try to keep them on file, but sometimes months or longer go by since the last similar request, and some investigators have several different protocols, so it's not always possible to be sure we have the right one in hand.
Histology Submission Form (*.doc)
Histology Submission Form (*.pdf)
All National Science Foundation (NSF) systems, including the NSF website, Research.gov and FastLane, will be unavailable from 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, until 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 18. This downtime is scheduled to coincide with repairs to the Foundation's electrical systems. Affected deadlines that fall on Monday, September 19, are extended to Tuesday, September 20, submitter's local time. See the attached NSF downtime notice for more information on affected solicitations.
Effective September 8, 2016, Signing Officials have the ability to electronically request the withdrawal of an application through eRA Commons. A Signing Official has two business days after successfully submitting an error-free application to reject the application. If more than two business days have elapsed, the Signing Official must contact the Division of Receipt and Referral (DRR) to request an application be withdrawn. Contacting DRR directly may now be done electronically. Requesting the withdrawal of an application will remain available while the application has not undergone review and the summary statement posted.
For more details on the features listed above, please review the original announcement. For more information concerning Prior Approval for Withdrawals, please see Guide Notice NOT-OD-16-143 and the Prior Approval section in the eRA Commons online help.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have announced an important clarification impacting years of support for both new and renewal K24 funding. The maximum years of support is capped at 10 years. Review the full notice for more details.
The NIH Extramural Nexus Updates for August 2016 are now available. Some highlighted stories include: