RELEASE DATE:  November 4, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-HG-04-001

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE: Clarify page limit for P50 applications to 

This notice is intended to clarify the instructions in RFA HG-03-005 
( for 
page limitations for Centers of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) 
center grant (P50) applications and exploratory grant (P20) 

For P50 applications, an expanded page limit of up to 40 pages will be 
allowed for a description of the research plan (sections a-d of the PHS 
398 application form). The description should include the overall theme 
and aims of the Center, the elements that will comprise the Center and 
how they will be integrated, as well as specific research aims, design 
and methodologies, data analysis and dissemination plans.  Up to 15 
additional pages will be allowed to describe the organizational 
structure of the Center, management plans, and plans for training 
activities.  Additional pages can be used for the other required 
sections (e.g. the inclusion of women, minorities and children, and 
human subjects protections).  Each individual section should be clearly 

For the P20 applications, the regular PHS 398 instructions should be 
followed (with a page limit of 25 pages total for sections a-d of the 
research plan).

A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the development of CEER 
applications is available on the NHGRI ELSI website at:


Further inquiries regarding CEER applications or this notice should be 
addressed to:

Elizabeth Thomson, MS, RN, CGC, FAAN
Program Director, ELSI Research
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, Room B2B07
Bethesda, MD 20892-2033
(301)402-1950 fax

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