Pre-Application Meeting for RFA-CA-09-010 “Genome Characterization Centers and Genome Data Analysis Centers for The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (TCGA)[U24]”

Notice Number: NOT-CA-09-012

Key Dates
Release Date: January 8, 2009

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI), (

The Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), will hold a public pre-application meeting for investigators planning to submit applications in response to Request for Applications RFA-CA-09-010 "Genome Characterization Centers and Genome Data Analysis Centers for The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (TCGA)[U24]” (

This pre-application meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, in Conference Room C at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852.

Prospective applicants are invited to attend this public meeting as an opportunity to ask questions and receive additional information pertinent to The Cancer Genome Atlas and, specifically, RFA-CA-09-010.  NCI program and review staff members will make presentations to explain the goals and objectives for The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (and RFA-CA-09-010 in particular), and to discuss submission requirements for RFA-CA-09-010, application content, and peer review process. A short presentation will be followed by a discussion session. Representatives from the following NCI offices will be available: Office of Cancer Genomics, NCI, Office of Biospecimen Biorepository Research, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, NCI; NCI Center for Bioinformatics, Office of Grants Administration, NCI; and the Special Review and Resources Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, NCI. An NCI Grants Management Specialist will be available to answer financial questions.

This meeting is open to the public and will be available via web cast at An archived recording of the web cast will be available after the meeting at

Participation in the meeting, although encouraged, is optional and not required for application submission.

Questions prior to and during the meeting may also be submitted by e-mail (at

Note: Prospective applicants interested in attending this meeting in person are kindly asked to register with Mr. Frank Bajowski at by providing the name of the attendee, the name of the applicant/Principal Investigator for a possible or planned application, institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. There is no fee for registration. 


Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Daniela S. Gerhard, Ph.D.
Office of Cancer Genomics
Office of the Director
National Cancer Institute
Building 31, Room 10A07, MSC 2580
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
Telephone:  (301) 451-8027
FAX:  (301) 480-4368

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