Notice of Clarification of Eligibility in "RFA-HD-16-020 Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network (UG1)"

Notice Number: NOT-HD-15-007

Key Dates
Release Date:  March 19, 2015

Related Announcements
RFA-HD-16-020

Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the eligibility criteria of Program Directors/Principal Investigators in RFA-HD-16-020 by making the following changes to the FOA.

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information. 1. Eligible Applicants

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

The third paragraph currently reads:
PD(s)/PI(s) for the Clinical Centers must be board certified neonatologists. For single-PD/PI applications, the PD/PI will be designated as the Clinical Center Director. For multi-PD/PI applications, the Clinical Center Director designation will go to the Contact PD/PI who will serve as the voting member of the Steering Committee. Because of the nature of neonatal intensive care, the application must identify a qualified Senior/Key individual who can serve as an Alternate PD/PI, able to provide Clinical Center leadership in the absence of the Clinical Center Director. The person designated as the Alternate PD/PI must be a board certified neonatologist. The Alternate PD/PI may be one of the named PD(s)/PI(s) on a multiple PD/PI application.

This paragraph has been modified to read:
PD(s)/PI(s) for the Clinical Centers should either be neonatologists certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Sub-Board; or if a current certification is not active, should provide evidence of previous certification(s) by the American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Sub-Board; or in neonatal-perinatal medicine by similar non-United States certifying entities as may be applicable; or provide descriptions of  training, experience, research and publication history, and leadership so as to be widely recognized as academic neonatologists. The person designated as the Alternate PD/PI should meet the same criteria as the PD/PI as described in the preceding sentence. The Alternate PD/PI may be one of the named PD(s)/PI(s) on a multiple PD/PI application.    

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Tonse NK Raju, MD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-496-5575
Email: rajut@mail.nih.gov