Clarification of PAR-07-019: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-048

Key Dates
Release Date: March 20, 2008

Issued by
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) (http://obssr.od.nih.gov/)

The purpose of this notice is to correct the research data sharing policy stated in PAR-07-019: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-019.html.  The Announcement requires all applications to include a plan for sharing research data, or offer an explanation of why data sharing is not possible.  However, this NIH policy applies only to applicants seeking funding of $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year of the project period, or when responding to a FOA with a special data sharing requirement. There is no special data sharing requirement associated with this FOA. Given the funding limits of the R03 mechanism, a plan for sharing data will be not required for any application responding to this FOA. The data sharing policy is available at  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing.  A description of other requirements for this funding opportunity may be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-019.html.

Inquiries

Because OBSSR does not have grant issuing authority, only questions about this notice should be addressed to:

Susan D.  Solomon, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Institutes of Health
Building 31,  B1C19
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2027
Fax: 301-402-1150
Email: ssolomon@nih.gov (preferred)

For other FOA inquires, please contact the administrator at AHRQ, CDC, or the relevant component of the NIH, as listed in Section VII, the Agency Contacts section of the FOA.   These individuals welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants.  Inquiries may fall into three areas: scientific/research, peer review, and financial or grants management issues. The FOA provides contacts for each of these areas.   Prospective applicants are particularly encouraged to contact agency staff prior to application preparation, to determine if their proposal will fit within the scientific and budgetary priorities of that agency and of the R03 mechanism. 


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