Request for Information (RFI): Tools and Resources for Neuroscience Research

Notice Number: NOT-NS-10-023

Key Dates
Release Date:  July 22, 2010
Response Due By: September 23, 2010

Issued by
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), (


This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI), the purpose of which is to assess the scientific needs and opportunities for tool and resource development in neuroscience and neurology.


NINDS-funded research resources support the development and dissemination of tools, collections, and service facilities to advance basic, translational and clinical neuroscience research (see for selected examples).  In planning for future investments in research resources, NINDS is soliciting input from the neuroscience and neurological disease research and advocacy communities to identify areas of greatest need.

Information Requested

  1. Identify areas of research that could be accelerated by the development of specific research resources.
  2. Describe the 2-3 highest priority tools and resources needed to capitalize on scientific opportunities and overcome obstacles to progress in research.
  3. Describe how NINDS might best facilitate the development of these tools/resources.
  4. Name
  5. Institutional Affiliation
  6. Email address


Responses must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at, and will be accepted through 09/23/2010. 

Responses to individual questions are voluntary and may be anonymous.  Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response.  The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s). 

This Request for Information (RFI) is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and/or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The NIH does not intend to award a grant or contract to pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the NIH’s use of such information.  Respondents will not be notified of the NIH evaluation of the information received.  No basis for claims against the NIH shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or the NIH’s use of such information as either part of our evaluation process or in developing specifications for any subsequent announcement.  Responses will be held confidential.  Proprietary information should not be sent.


Specific questions about this RFI should be directed to the contact listed below:

Anna Taylor, PhD
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3303
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-9248

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