Online Technical Assistance Meeting for Applications to: RFA-RM-07-004 – Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research via Methodological and Technological Innovation in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-07-001

Key Dates
Release Date: November 8, 2006
Technical Assistance Meeting Date:  November 28, 2006

Issued by
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Office of the Director, NIH http://obssr.od.nih.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) http://www.nida.nih.gov

A web-based technical assistance meeting for RFA-RM-07-004 will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2006 2:00-3:00 Eastern Standard Time.

This notice is a follow-up to RFA-RM-07-004 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-07-004.html).  RFA-RM-07-004 is an NIH Roadmap Initiative.  All NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) participate in NIH Roadmap initiatives and activities (for more information on NIH Roadmap see http://nihroadmap.nih.gov). The application process for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on behalf of the NIH.

About the online meeting:
NIDA and OBSSR will host a pre-application technical assistance “virtual” meeting on the web on Tuesday November 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The purpose of the meeting is to provide technical assistance for the application process and to answer any questions regarding the application process and responsiveness issues.Persons considering submitting applications in response to RFA-RM-07-004 are encouraged to attend the technical assistance meeting.  Those who cannot attend are encouraged to visit the FAQ website following the meeting. 

Meeting attendees must pre-register for the event at their earliest opportunity (instructions for pre-registering are provided below). Upon registering, participants will be emailed instructions for logging on to the website where the web-based meeting will be held.  The software application used to display the meeting is “Breeze.” Please review Breeze system requirements (below) before the meeting to avoid last minute technical difficulties.  There is no telephone component to the meeting.  Therefore, participants should have their computer speakers powered on and ensure that their volume is tuned properly so that they can hear the presenters, whose voices will be broadcast via Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).  In addition, closed-captioning will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the presenters during the web meeting via the Breeze interface. 

FAQ website for RFA-RM-07-004
Approximately one week after the technical assistance meeting, a set of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the preparation of applications in response to the RFA will be posted to a public website. All applicants are encouraged to review the FAQ’s prior to submitting their application. We anticipate updating these as needed and recommend that interested persons review the posting regularly until the submission date (February 23, 2007).

The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be posted at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/interdisciplinary/RFA-RM-07-004_faq.asp.

Pre-registration instructions for online meeting

To attend the meeting, participants MUST pre-register.  Instructions for logging on to the meeting website will be provided by reply-mail.

Please send the following to RMTAmeeting@mail.nih.gov

In the subject line, please write:  “RM TA meeting”

In the message body of the email please include the following:

Breeze System requirements

To participate in a Breeze meeting, you need the following requirements:

1.       An Internet connection

2.       One of the supported operating systems listed at www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_sysreqs

3.       One of the supported browsers listed at www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_sysreqs

4.       Macromedia Flash Player 6.0.65 or later as a browser plug-in

Note:
Macromedia Flash Player is standard in most browsers. You can find out what version of Flash Player you have at the Test Macromedia Web Players page at www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/.

5.       (Optional) A sound card and speakers to hear audio broadcasts from the meeting presenters.  Closed-captioning will be provided for the hearing impaired and for those who do not have a sound card and/or speakers.  You do NOT need a telephone; you will have the ability to send text messages to the presenters via the meeting website

Inquiry

Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D. (Patty)
Health Scientist Administrator/Behavioral Scientist
Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
Office of the Director, NIH
31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room B2B37; MSC 2027
Bethesda, MD  20892-2027
Phone:  (301) 402-1753
Email: mabryp@od.nih.gov

Lisa Onken, Ph.D.
Chief, Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Branch
Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3172 MSC 9593
Bethesda, MD 20892-9593
Telephone: (301) 443-2235
FAX: (301) 443-6814
Email: Lisa_Onken@nih.gov


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