Notice of Correction for Foreign Institutions Eligibility for PAR-15-356 "Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Resilience (R01)"

Notice Number: NOT-AG-16-005

Key Dates
Release Date:   October 8, 2015

Related Announcements
PAR-15-356

Issued by
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Purpose

The purpose of the Notice is to revise the Foreign Institutions eligibility of the FOA as indicated in the Eligibility Information and the Application and Submission Information.

 

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information

FOA currently reads:

Foreign Institutions

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

FOA is modified to read:

Foreign Institutions

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

 

Part 2. Section IV. Application and Submission Information

FOA currently reads:

Foreign Institutions

Not Applicable

FOA is modified to read:

Foreign Institutions

Foreign (non-U.S.) institutions must follow policies described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, and procedures for foreign institutions described throughout the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

 

Part 2. Section V. Application Review Information

FOA Currently reads:

Additional Review Considerations

As applicable for the project proposed, reviewers will consider each of the following items, but will not give scores for these items, and should not consider them in providing an overall impact score.

Select Agent Research
Reviewers will assess the information provided in this section of the application, including 1) the Select Agent(s) to be used in the proposed research, 2) the registration status of all entities where Select Agent(s) will be used, 3) the procedures that will be used to monitor possession use and transfer of Select Agent(s), and 4) plans for appropriate biosafety, biocontainment, and security of the Select Agent(s).

Resource Sharing Plans
Reviewers will comment on whether the following Resource Sharing Plans, or the rationale for not sharing the following types of resources, are reasonable: 1) Data Sharing Plan; 2) Sharing Model Organisms; and 3) Genomic Data Sharing Plan.

Budget and Period of Support
Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research.

FOA is modified to read:

Additional Review Considerations

As applicable for the project proposed, reviewers will consider each of the following items, but will not give scores for these items, and should not consider them in providing an overall impact score.

Applications from Foreign Organizations
Reviewers will assess whether the project presents special opportunities for furthering research programs through the use of unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions that exist in other countries and either are not readily available in the United States or augment existing U.S. resources.

Select Agent Research
Reviewers will assess the information provided in this section of the application, including 1) the Select Agent(s) to be used in the proposed research, 2) the registration status of all entities where Select Agent(s) will be used, 3) the procedures that will be used to monitor possession use and transfer of Select Agent(s), and 4) plans for appropriate biosafety, biocontainment, and security of the Select Agent(s).

Resource Sharing Plans
Reviewers will comment on whether the following Resource Sharing Plans, or the rationale for not sharing the following types of resources, are reasonable: 1) Data Sharing Plan; 2) Sharing Model Organisms; and 3) Genomic Data Sharing Plan.

Budget and Period of Support
Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Dallas W. Anderson, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-1494
Email: dallas.anderson@nih.gov

Jonathan W. King, Ph.D.
Division of Behavioral and Social Research
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-402-4156
Email: kingjo@nia.nih.gov