Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers (P60)


Notice Number: NOT-AR-12-003

Key Dates

Release Date:   November 10, 2010

Issued by

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Purpose

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers (MCRCs) in arthritis and/or musculoskeletal disorders and/or skin diseases. 

This notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

This FOA will utilize the P60 activity code, and is expected to be published in the winter of 2011 with an expected receipt date in the spring of 2011. See below for details.  

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into clinical research in arthritis and/or musculoskeletal disorders and/or skin diseases to begin to consider applying for this FOA.

Each MCRC will be organized around a methodology core and will be expected to include a minimum of two highly meritorious clinical research projects that encompass disease areas within the NIAMS mission. It is anticipated that some Centers may bring a multidisciplinary clinical approach to closely related, but clinically distinct, diseases for which there is a paucity nationally of clinical research.  Other Centers may focus on advancing clinical research on diverse diseases within the mission of NIAMS.  

The methodology core will be the foundation of the Center, providing key support for the development and implementation of clinical projects.  The methodology core will be expected to provide expertise and support to ongoing projects within the MCRC and to other emerging research opportunities to be funded elsewhere. Each clinical research project must address a critical issue that directly involves prevention, assessment and/or outcomes for patients with one or more of the many chronic diseases within the mission of the NIAMS.  The MCRCs are expected to leverage existing institutional infrastructure resources.  The scientific focus of the MCRC may also be developed around already collected or ongoing significant cohorts or other patient resources. Clinical trials will not be supported by this funding mechanism.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Susana Serrate Sztein, M.D.
Director, Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
NIAMS, NIH
One Democracy Plaza, MSC 4872
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Telephone: (301) 594-5032
Email : szteins@mail.nih.gov

Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
NIAMS, NIH
One Democracy Plaza, MSC 4872
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite  800
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4872
Telephone: 301-594-5055
Email : joan_mcgowan@nih.gov


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