Notice of Revision for: RFA-RM-11-008, Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Collaborative Centers (U54); RFA-RM-11-009, Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Research Grants (U01); RFA-RM-11-010, Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Bioinformatics Network (U41); RFA-RM-11-011, Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): H3Africa Biorepository (UH2/UH3)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-12-004

Key Dates

Release Date: October 14, 2011

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


The purpose of this Notice is to provide additional information to those applicants who plan to include an advisory committee in the management of a collaborative center (RFA RM-11-008), research project (RFA RM-11-009), bioinformatics network project (RFA RM-11-010), or biorepository project (RFA RM-11-011). The organization and function of such a committee, if included, should be described, but NIH requests that potential members not be named in the application nor such a committee appointed until after the review of the application is completed by NIH. The reason for this request is that any scientist who is proposed in an application to serve in an advisory role for an H3Africa project will be considered to be in conflict with the application, and therefore cannot serve as a peer reviewer for the H3Africa Initiative. This can limit the number of non-conflicted, well qualified reviewers available for the peer review of the applications.

Please note, however, that the inclusion of an advisory committee is not a requirement of any of the FOAs.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Jane L. Peterson, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9305
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305
Phone: 301 496 7531
Fax: 301 480 2770
H3Africa website: