Notice of Change to the Specific Areas of Research Interest for PA-15-177 “Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34)”

Notice Number: NOT-DA-16-024

Key Dates
Release Date:   April 5, 2016

Related Announcements
PA-15-177    

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to notify the community of NIH new guidelines (NOT-OD-16-025) that are relevant to PA-15-177 entitled “Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34)”. NOT-OD-16-025 identifies NIH's priority areas of health economics research as well as research aims that generally fall outside the NIH mission. In accordance with this guidance, the following Feasibility Testing for Prevention Services Research section in this FOA have been updated.

Current language:

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Specific Areas of Research Interest

B. Feasibility Testing for Prevention Services Research
An important emphasis of NIDA’s and NIAAA's prevention research programs is answering prevention services research questions. Prevention services research focuses on system- and organizational-level processes and mechanisms associated with the uptake, selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability, and financing of empirically validated prevention interventions. Such research also examines domains pertaining to the availability, utilization, appropriateness, and cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness of prevention interventions and services.  In preparation for large scale prevention services research projects, pilot studies often are needed to empirically validate the feasibility of intervention and implementation protocols, implementation and fidelity measures and monitoring systems, as well as training and implementation methodologies.  Such pilot studies would be appropriate for support under this FOA.

New language:
An important emphasis of NIDA’s and NIAAA's prevention research programs is answering prevention services research questions. Prevention services research focuses on system- and organizational-level processes and mechanisms associated with the uptake, selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability, and financing of empirically validated prevention interventions. Such research also examines domains pertaining to the availability, utilization, and appropriateness of prevention interventions and services.  In preparation for large scale prevention services research projects, pilot studies often are needed to empirically validate the feasibility of intervention and implementation protocols, implementation and fidelity measures and monitoring systems, as well as training and implementation methodologies.  Such pilot studies would be appropriate for support under this FOA. 

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same. 

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Telephone: 301-443-8892
Email: lloydj2@nida.nih.gov

Beverly A. Ruffin, Ph.D
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-0281
Email: beverly.ruffin@nih.gov