NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 27, July 31, 1992


P.T. 01


  Data Management/Analysis+ 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin

Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking an organization to provide logistical,

technical, analytical, and science writing assistance for the National

Advisory Board for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, two

interagency committees, and the Office of the Director, NIAMS.

Included in this project are activities related to the planning and

coordination of the NIAMS programs.  Assistance is required in the

formulation of research plans; the conduct of scientific workshops,

conferences, and task forces; the collection, analysis, and reporting

of data; the preparation of periodic and special reports for the NIH

Director, the Secretary, DHHS, the Congress, and the scientific

community; and the development and preparation of health information

for the practicing community and public.  Specific services required


o  Administrative, programmatic, technical, and analytic support for

special initiatives including the development of the national plan for

arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.  These activities may

be initiated by the working groups or task forces composed of members

of the Advisory Board, interagency representatives, and the scientific

community.  The contract personnel will be required to interact and

communicate with scientists and others associated with the NIAMS on

university campuses and at other Federal and non-Federal organizations.

o  Administrative, logistic, programmatic, technical, and analytical

support for Advisory Board meetings and site visits, and support for

scientific conferences and workshops of interest to the Advisory Board

and its committees, the interagency committees, and the Office of the


o  Preparation of a variety of documents including scientific reports;

background or issue papers; data analyses, such as prevalence and

incidence data, and special reports; and health education materials

that stem from meetings, subcommittee deliberations, workshops, and

conferences.  This will include writing, editing, design, production,

and distribution.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) NIH-NIAMS-92-3, will be issued on or

about July 20, 1992, with a proposed closing date of September 21,

1992.  It is expected that this project will have a five year period of

performance.  To receive a copy of this RFP, supply this office with

two self-addressed mailing labels and cite the RFP number referenced

above.  Requests must be in writing and addressed to:

Shirley A. Shores

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Westwood Building, Room 606

Bethesda, MD  20892

This advertisement does not commit the Government to make an award.


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