Online Technical Assistance Meeting for Applications to: PAR-08-224 – Using Systems Science Methodologies to Protect and Improve Population Health (R21)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-101

Key Dates
Release Date: August 8, 2008
Technical Assistance Meeting Date:  August 26, 2008

Issued by
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Office of the Director, NIH

A web-based technical assistance meeting for PAR-08-224 will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:00-3:00 Eastern Standard Time.

This notice is a follow-up to PAR-08-224 (

About the online meeting:
OBSSR will host a pre-application technical assistance “virtual” meeting on the web on Tuesday August 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The purpose of the meeting is to provide technical assistance on and to answer any questions regarding the application process. Persons considering submitting applications in response to PAR-08-224 are strongly encouraged to attend the technical assistance meeting.  Those who cannot attend are encouraged to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website following the online meeting (see below).   

Meeting attendees must pre-register for the event at their earliest opportunity (instructions for pre-registering are provided below). Upon registering, participants will be emailed instructions for logging on to the website where the web-based meeting will be held.  The software application used to display the meeting is “Adobe Connect.” Please review system requirements (below) before the meeting to avoid last minute technical difficulties

Pre-registration instructions for online meeting

To participate in the webinar, participants MUST pre-register.  Instructions for logging on to the meeting website will be provided by reply-mail.

Please send the following to

In the subject line, please write:  “PAR-08-224 meeting”

In the message body of the email please include the following:

BEFORE the meeting, address system requirements

To make sure your computer configuration will support your participation in this Adobe Connect meeting, you should point your browser to: 

FAQ website for PAR-08-224

Approximately 1-2 weeks after the technical assistance meeting, a set of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the preparation of applications in response to the PAR will be posted to a public website. All applicants are encouraged to review the FAQ’s prior to submitting their application. We anticipate updating these as needed and recommend that applicants check back for updates to the FAQs regularly until their submission date.

The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be posted at  


Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D. (Patty)
Health Scientist Administrator/Behavioral Scientist
Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
Office of the Director, NIH
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Bethesda, MD  20892-2027
Phone:  (301) 402-1753

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