Technical Assistance Workshops for Applications to Recovery Act Limited Competition (RFA-OD-09-010) Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4)

Key Dates
Release Date: October 20, 2009
Registration Deadline: October 22, 2009, 4:00pm EDT
Meeting Date: October 23, 2009

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (


The NIH Office of the Director will host two pre-application technical assistance workshops (to be videocast live) for NIH RFA-OD-09-010, Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research. The purpose of the informational meeting is to provide technical assistance on and answer questions related to the preparation of applications in response to RFA OD-09-010. The meeting will begin with brief presentations from relevant staff, and then open into a question and answer session. Online participants may submit questions to with the word Question-NIH CRI RFA-09-010 wkshkp. Please frame questions clearly, specifically and concisely, in no more than 4 sentences.

All researchers, community members and other persons interested in submitting an application in response to this Grand Opportunities RFA are strongly encouraged to attend the technical assistance meeting either in person or online.

The workshops/videocasts will be held Friday, October 23rd at

  • 10:30 am-1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT),
  • and 2-4:30 pm (EDT).

To access the videocasts, please follow this computer link:

To access the videocasts live on October 23, please follow this computer link:

To view the videocast description in future events scheduled please follow this link:

To participate in person you must indicate your request in your registration email (format is described below ) The workshop will be held on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD in Bldg 45, The Natcher Center, Balcony A.

To enter the NIH campus you will need to have a government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport) and enter through the NIH Visitors Center.

Note: There is capacity for only 70 participants in Balcony A of Bldg 45. In-person participation will be allowed only for the first 70 requests for in-person attendance received through email registration.

Meeting Registration
Pre-registration for this event is required. Please read instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions will keep your registration from being processed. Meeting attendees are encouraged to register for the meeting at their earliest opportunity. Registration deadline is October 22, 2009. To register for the meeting please send an email to using the following format.

  • In the subject line you must enter Registration NIH CRI RFA-09-010 wkshkp.
  • Enter your name, Office or Dept., institutional Affiliation, email address and telephone into the appropriate fields
  • You may write a brief statement of your interest in this RFA (no more than 3 sentences)
  • State whether you plan to participate in-person or online

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.


For questions about the video casts please contact:

Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director
Office of the Director
The National Institutes of Health
1 Center Dr., Rm B3-11
Bethesda, MD 20892