Notice of Clarification for RFA-OD-11-003 Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences (P50)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-107

Key Dates

Release Date: August 19, 2011

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Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


This Notice clarifies the intent of the Service Core component of RFA-OD-11-003, Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences (P50).

For this FOA, the purpose of the Service Core is defined as follows:

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

1. Research Objectives

Description of a SCOR

The Service Core is tasked with efficiently and effectively providing subprojects with access to research resources, and translating and disseminating results to broader research and practitioner communities as scientifically appropriate. The Service Core, if included, should contain a cogent plan for professional mentorship of postdoctoral and/or early stage investigators that would be involved in one or more of the subprojects and how these efforts would be coordinated across projects and across sites.

The rest of the Description of a SCOR section and all other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Joan Davis Nagel, M.D. M.P.H.
Program Director, Interdisciplinary Research Programs
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-496-9186