March 18, 2022
PAR-21-340 - Limited Competition: High Impact Specialized Innovation Programs in Clinical and Translational Science for UM1 CTSA Hub Awards (RC2 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
The High Impact Specialized Innovation Programs (SIPs) support the development and demonstration of unique hub capabilities, research platforms and/or resources to address critical gap areas and/or roadblocks in clinical and translational science at awarded UM1 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Hubs (PAR-21-293). Successful programs supported through this funding opportunity are expected to lay a strong foundation for future adoption and/or dissemination of capabilities to additional CTSA Program Hubs.
The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to provide topics of interest for critical need/gap areas in Clinical and Translational Science for applications in response to Limited Competition: High Impact Specialized Innovation Programs in Clinical and Translational Science for UM1 CTSA Hub Awards (RC2 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (PAR-21-340).
Topics of Interest
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused on the following area:
Digital Health Technologies (DHT) that can be adopted and implemented for clinical and translational research. These technologies and approaches enable generation of novel data types that can give a more robust assessment of human health as well as subsequent perturbations due to disease and/or therapeutic intervention. DHTs include: wearables, mobile health (mHealth apps), ambient sensors, health information technology (IT), and other software as a medical device (SaMD) solutions. Digital health approaches incorporate any combination of computing platforms, connectivity, software, and/or sensors to generate digital biomarkers.
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
SIPs and resulting technologies/tools/expertise/applications in response to this NOSI are expected to adhere to all data and resource sharing policies outlined in PAR-21-340 and embrace a culture of Open Science and Data Sharing that promote the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) principles (see: NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science).
The list of topics and examples provided above represent gap areas of interest by NCATS but this is not an exhaustive list; applicants should refer to the funding opportunity announcement PAR-21-340 and Application Information for PAR-21-293: Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional) under RC2 Companion Application for information about other topic areas and examples.
Application and Submission Information
This notice applies to due dates on or after May 13, 2022 and subsequent receipt dates through January 13, 2023.
Submit applications for this initiative using the following funding opportunity announcements (FOA) or any reissues of this announcement through the expiration date of this notice.
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and the funding opportunity announcement used for submission must be followed, with the following additions:
Applications nonresponsive to terms of this NOSI will not be considered for the NOSI initiative.