NOTICE OF LIMITED COMPETITION - COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL 
CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTERS (GCRCS) PROGRAM DIRECTORS MEETING

Release Date:  June 7, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-RR-01-009

National Center for Research Resources

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) is announcing a 
limited competition for a cooperative agreement (U13) application to 
support the annual General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Program 
Directors meeting to consider both scientific and administrative issues 
relevant to the mission of the Division of Clinical Research (DCR), 
NCRR.  Topics covered at the meeting highlight administrative and human 
subjects issues common to the GCRCs.  Scientific topics, likewise, 
pertain to the unique aspects of and training models for clinical 
research conducted under the Guidelines of the GCRC Program.  In order 
to provide oversight for this grant, the applicant must be familiar 
with the content of and application of NCRR’s  “Guidelines for General 
Clinical Research Centers” and other pertinent policy documents 
distributed by NCRR to its network of clinical research centers.   NCRR 
will fund only one application for annual meetings for up to five 
years.  

Awards made under this solicitation will use the cooperative agreement 
(U13) grant mechanism.  The rules and regulations that apply to 
conference cooperative agreements (U13) are the same as those that 
apply to conference grants (R13) with one important distinction.  After 
the award is issued, the NCRR staff will be substantially involved in 
the planning and conduct of the Scientific/program related meeting, 
assisting the Principal Investigator according to the specific Terms 
and Conditions of the Award.  The anticipated award date is August 1, 
2002.  

NCRR Staff will contact all eligible applicants directly regarding 
application procedures and format, which will generally follow the 1998 
"Guidelines for Support of Scientific Meetings by NIH" 
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-151.html) 
published October 30, 1998 in the NIH GUIDE.

INQUIRIES

For further information, contact:

Dr. Dorothy D. Sogn, Medical Officer DCR, NCRR
One Rockledge Centre, Room 7965
6705 Rockledge Drive MSC 7965
Bethesda, MD  20892-7965
Telephone:  301-435-0795
Fax:  301-480-3661
Email:  dorothys@ncrr.nih.gov


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