Notice Number: NOT-LM-16-004
Release Date: May 5, 2016
National Library of Medicine (NLM))
The purpose of this Notice is to highlight and clarify language in the fifth paragraph in Part 2, Section I of PAR 13-300 concerning projects that NLM support. This will be effective with the June 5, 2016, due date and later.
NLM places a high priority on innovation in the research it supports. An application to NLM's research grant program should focus on a well-defined research problem and rigorous research design based on preliminary studies. Investigators interested in demonstrating proof of concept for advanced topics should consider NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant (Parent R21) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantExDev.html. NLM does not support infrastructure development or continued development of existing software tools or knowledge resources.
An application to NLM's research grant program should focus on a well-defined research problem and propose a rigorous research design, based on preliminary studies, that will result in innovations that advance what is known in the field of informatics and have the capacity to improve human health. NLM does not support infrastructure development or continued development of existing software tools or knowledge resources as an endpoint of research funded through this FOA, though such tools, data sets or other compilations of knowledge may be developed in order to test ideas and methods. Applicants interested in building or sustaining tools and research resources should consider opportunities such as PA-14-155 "Early Stage Development of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R01)" or PAR-14-156 "Extended Development, Hardening and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics and Big Data Science (R01)".
Please direct all inquiries to:
Hua-Chuan Sim, MD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)