Notice Announcing Partnership Opportunity for Device-Based Clinical Studies Issued for the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions Program

Notice Number: NOT-RM-18-019

Key Dates
Release Date: July 25, 2018

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Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


The NIH Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program has released a Partnership Opportunity (PO) seeking to establish custom partnerships for device-based clinical studies that go beyond the immediate primary clinical endpoints to collect data to enhance functional understanding of an intervention and to enhance knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord.

Awards issued under this PO will include custom and flexible data rights to maximize the scientific impact of the clinical studies through de-identification and sharing of study data relevant to the NIH SPARC program. The use of the Other Transaction award mechanism allows this PO to accommodate issuance of unique clinical awards where Terms & Conditions (e.g. cost-sharing, intellectual property, or award milestones and structure) are customized on a case-by-case basis to fit the objectives of the program.

This PO is accessible at of Intent (LOI) are required and are due by September 7, 2018Proposals are due October 15th, 2018.

Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the following:

Informational Webinar: Monday, July 30, 2018 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST


Meeting number (access code): 628 241 065

Meeting password: 12345


Please direct all inquiries to:

SPARC Program Staff