Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Core Centers for Clinical Research (P30)

Notice Number: NOT-AR-17-009

Key Dates
Release Date: July 21, 2016

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  September 2016
First Estimated Application Due Date:  January 2017
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  August 2017 
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  September 2017 

Related Announcements
None    

Issued by
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Purpose

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for the NIAMS Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR) (P30) within its mission. The CCCRs will provide avenues to advance the methodological sciences that support clinical research within and across the NIAMS’ portfolio of diseases.

The overall goals of the CCCR are to advance prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and skin diseases by developing and fostering the implementation of novel methods, metrics, and outcome measures that address critical existing and emerging clinical research needs. 

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in Fall 2016 with an expected application due date in Winter 2016.

This FOA will utilize the P30 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice of Intent to Publish encourages investigators to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

The ultimate goal of this FOA is to address existing and future research needs in musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and skin diseases by fostering the development, implementation and inclusion of novel data, analytical methods, metrics, and outcome measures into clinical research at the institutional, local, and national level. Incorporation of metrics and methodologies that results from this FOA into new clinical research, trials, and ultimately patient care will be an important measure of short-and long-term success of a funded Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR).

CCCR PD/PIs have the flexibility to organize the center activities around a central scientific theme or to organize the center activities with more traditional approaches. These CCCRs are envisioned to be flexible, innovative and adaptable, allowing for dynamics in the design, structure, and conduct of the individual components.  They are intended to be able to accommodate and address the most pressing needs of the NIAMS clinical research community while keeping in mind existing and/or projected gaps in knowledge, breadth of concepts, and issues of feasibility and adoptability.

This FOA will not support core centers (or activities within centers) focused on the generation of biological or genetic data or the development of novel technologies for such generation.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Gayle Lester, Ph.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Telephone: 301-594-3311
Email: lesterg@mail.nih.gov  

James Witter, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Telephone: 301-594-1963
Email: witterj@mail.nih.gov