2010 BioMed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting Information - Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (ISS) (PAR-09-120)

Notice Number: NOT-AR-10-041

Key Dates
Release Date: July 1, 2010

2010 BioMed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting Registration Deadlines:
Implementation partners: July 26, 2010, 5:00pm CST
Prospective applicants: July 26, 5:00pm CST

Issued by
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), (http://www.niams.nih.gov)


This notice provides registration information for the 2010 BioMed-ISS pre-application meeting described in PAR-09-120: Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (BioMed-ISS) (UH2/UH3). The next receipt date for this funding opportunity is September 30, 2010.

As part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ISS Payload Integration Academy (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/nlab/nlab_conferences.html), NASA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are organizing a session in the Academy for the 2010 BioMed-ISS pre-application/technical interchange meeting to facilitate interaction between prospective applicants and implementation partners with experience in preparing experiments for transportation to and implementation on the ISS.

The NASA ISS Payload Integration Academy will:

  1. Provide new ISS Principal investigators (PIs), Project Scientists (PSs) and Payload Developers (PDs) a good understanding of the NASA ISS Payload Planning, Integration and Operations Process
  2. Help Shuttle PIs, PSs and PDs who performed science onboard the Shuttle, but not yet on ISS, upgrade their Shuttle payload process knowledge to ISS.
  3. Inform PIs, PSs, and PDs about several services that the NASA ISS Payloads Office has available as part of the overall Payload Integration Process to help them during their payload integration process for a successful vehicle-payload integration and on-orbit operations.
  4. Educate the participants about available ISS research opportunities and the process to follow to seek out these opportunities from the following agencies: NASA, NIH and NSF.

All prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend in person because it is the most efficient way for investigators who are not familiar with ISS facilities to match their needs with existing research equipment and the implementing organizations familiar with spaceflight. NIH and NASA staff will be on site to explain the goals and objectives for the BioMed-ISS program and answer questions.

Instructions for registration to attend the meeting are provided below.

NASA ISS Payload Integration Academy Date and Time: August 3 - 5, 2010, 8:00am to 5:00pm CST.

Location: South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Boulevard, League City, TX 77573

REGISTRATION FEE: There is no registration fee associated with this meeting. However, all expenses associated with travel, lodging, transportation and miscellaneous are the sole responsibility of the attendees. All training material will be provided in the form of a CD free of charge by NASA on the first day of training in the form of CDs.

HOW TO REGISTER: To register for this training, please email your full name, title, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, email address and citizenship information to: jsc-iss-payloads-helpline@mail.nasa.gov.  Please put “NASA ISS Payload Integration Process Academy” in the subject field of your email. No paper registration will be accepted. Each applicant will receive an acknowledgement within two (2) business days as confirmation. If no confirmation is received, please call Roger Weiss at 281-244-6187 or 281-244-7716.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel information will be sent to all attendees three weeks prior to starting of training

MEETING LOCATION: Meeting location map will be sent to all attendees along with hotels accommodation information.

IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS INFORMATION: Any Implementation Partner who desires to rent a room to set-up his/her own table(s) for hardware “show and tell” should contact Kim Keen at the address below. Please inform Kim that your activity is being held in concert with the NASA-JSC event taken place on August 3-5 in the Amphitheater room. This will help in getting you a room located in close proximity to the Amphitheater room. For room rental information, please contact:

Kim Keen
South Shore Harbour and Conference Center
281-334-1000 Ext. # 2024


If you need more information regarding the NIH 2010 BioMed-ISS Pre-application Meeting, please contact the NIAMS Program Staff Member below:

Xibin Wang, PH.D.
Program Analyst
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
E-mail: wangx1@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-594-5055

If you have questions regarding the NASA ISS Payload Integration Process Academy, please contact:
Marybeth Edeen
Manager, ISS National Laboratory Office
Phone: 281-483-9122

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