RELEASE DATE:  March 10, 2003
NOTICE:  NOT-RR-03-005

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Office of Rare Diseases, NIH (ORD, NIH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
This addendum to RFA-RR-03-008, "Rare Diseases Clinical Research 
Network, which was released in the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts on February 27, 2002 gives notice that the NIH 
participants: NCRR, ORD, NINDS, NICHD, NIAMS, NIDDK have scheduled an 
informational pre-application meeting at which program and review staff 
will discuss the goals and objectives for Rare Diseases Clinical 
Research Network described in RFA-RR-03-008 (at 
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-03-008.html) and 
answer questions from the attendees. All prospective applicants are 
invited.  Applicants should submit written questions prior to the 
meeting by contacting staff members listed in the original RFA.  

The meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2003, 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., 
in Conference Room A1/A2, 6001 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, Maryland.  
Those who wish to participate using videoconference or teleconference 
facilities may contact the videodesk, (telephone 301-594-8433 or e-
mail: videodesk@list.nih.gov).  Contact should be made by March 14, 
2003 to assure appropriate link-up.

Additionally, consult the following website, established as an 
information resource for this RFA: 
(http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/).  Updated additional information 
regarding the pre-application meeting will be found there.


Giovanna M. Spinella, M.D.
Office of Rare Diseases
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 3B01 MSC 7518 
Bethesda, MD 20892-7518
Telephone: (301) 402-4336
FAX: (301) 480-9655
Email: spinellg@od.nih.gov

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