Notice of Pre-application Technical Assistance Webinar for PA-16-334 "Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes (Admin Supp)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-16-027

Key Dates
Release Date:  August 18, 2016

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Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


On Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program will hold a pre-application technical assistance webinar to discuss a new funding opportunity for administrative supplements to active NIH-funded clinical research. The earliest submission date to this program announcement--Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes (Admin Supp) (PA-16-334)--is October 10, 2016, and the receipt date is November 10, 2016.

Webinar speakers will provide an overview of the currently funded SOBC Research Network and describe how the supplement opportunity will contribute to a paradigm shift in the science of behavior change. Specifically, the goal is to encourage the use of a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research and the development of tools required for implementation beyond the SOBC Research Network. Congruent to the research mission of the SOBC Research Network, the focus of this initiative is on target validation, assay development, and target engagement activities within the SOBC-specified domains of self-regulation, stress reactivity and stress resilience, and interpersonal and social processes. Speakers also will answer questions submitted by listeners via email.

Please visit to register for the webinar. You must register for the webinar in order to view it and participate on September 8. Registered participants will receive an email prior to September 8, 2016 with the webinar and conference call information.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Will M. Aklin, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Telephone: 301-827-5909

Paige Green, Ph.D. MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-6899

Jonathan King, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-402-4156

Melissa Riddle, Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301-451-3888