Notice Regarding PAR-06-485 Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers
Notice Number: NOT-OH-09-004
Release Date: December 9, 2008
Application Receipt Date: August 14, 2009
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html)
The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on five items in PAR-06-485:
- Section I. Funding Opportunity Description - 1. Program Objectives, Training Programs.
Section I. Funding Opportunity Description - 1. Program Objectives, Center-Wide Activities.
- The section entitled “Post Doctoral Training (optional)” including the 1st and 2nd paragraphs is deleted.
- The section entitled “Post Doctoral Training may be proposed (optional)” including the 1st sentence is deleted. NIOSH has determined that training grants are not the appropriate mechanism to support post doctoral trainees. The only exception is trainees who are appointed as Occupational Medicine residents.
Section IV. Application and Submission Information - 2. Content and Form of Application Submission, TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR AN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER APPLICATION.
- Under “Pilot/Small Projects Research Training Program (OPTIONAL)”, in the 1st paragraph, after the 2nd sentence, the new 3rd sentence is inserted to read as follows: “Any projects that would be conducted beyond the U.S. and Territories must be submitted to the NIOSH Program Official for prior approval. The request for approval must include documentation of IRB approval both from the grantee institution as well as from the appropriate IRB within the host country.”
- In the 2nd paragraph, the new Item 4 is inserted as follows: “All ERC pilot/small projects, including those being conducted by other institutions that involve human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an IRB in advance of project funding to ensure protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. (See 45 Code of Federal Regulations 46.) The IRB must be registered with the DHHS Office of Human Research Protections and have completed a Federalwide Assurance. Documentation of IRB approval of protocols, as well as copies of currently approved consent forms, must be maintained in the ERC administrative files. Documentation of IRB approvals for pilot/small projects must be submitted as a component of ERC annual progress reports. "IRB Approval" means full, final IRB approval. In addition all ERC project protocols must comply with all applicable Federal and State regulations.”
- Under “Targeted Research Training in Occupational Safety and Health (OPTIONAL)”, Item 1 in the 2nd paragraph entitled “Post Doctoral Training” is deleted.
Section IV. Application and Submission Information - 6. Other Submission Requirements.
- The following entry is deleted: “o Cover Sheet: Post Doctoral Training; include name of project investigator responsible for this component; o PHS 398 Form page 2: Post Doctoral Training Plan; o Post Doctoral Training Plan (follow Program Plan outline on website at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/training.html). It should not exceed 15 pages excluding tables.”
Section V. Application Review Information – 2. Review and Selection Process, REVIEW CRITERIA FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING PROGRAMS, APPROACH.
- In the 3rd paragraph, insert the 3rd sentence as follows: “No new ERC Supplemental Program awards will be made in Fiscal Year 2010.”
- Under Trainee Stipends, the 3rd bullet is deleted.
- Under Administrative Core Funds, insert the new 5th sentence as follows: “Up to $250,000 per year in direct costs may be requested.”
- Under Interdisciplinary Coordination (REQUIRED), insert the new 2nd sentence as follows: “A total of up to $30,000 per year in direct costs may be requested.”
- Under Pilot/Small Projects Program (OPTIONAL), the 2nd sentence is revised to read as follows: “There is a maximum of $20,000 allowed per project.”
- Insert the new 3rd sentence as follows: “Is there evidence of the integration of research experience into the curriculum, and field and clinical experiences?”
The full text of PAR-06-485 and the previous Notices issued February 6, 2007 and February 28, 2008 can be accessed at:
We encourage inquiries concerning this notice, and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Please direct inquiries to:
John Talty, M.S.
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4676 Columbia Parkway, Mail stop C- 7
Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Telephone: (513) 533-8253
FAX: (513) 533-8564
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