This announcement encourages pre-applications for the creation of national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRRs). These Resources develop new or improved technology driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. The BTRRs are charged to make their technologies available the biomedical research community, to train members of this community in the use of the technologies, and to disseminate both the technologies and the Resource’s experimental results broadly. A detailed description of the required components of a BTRR can be found in PAR-14-021. A pre-application is a helpful first step toward submitting a full BTRR application for a new Resource, because the Resources and corresponding full applications are very complex. A pre-application can help applicants focus and refine their ideas and determine whether a BTRR is the appropriate means to support the work they have in mind, but is not required. Existing Resources are not required to submit a pre-application prior to submitting a competitive renewal. No awards will be made under this announcement.
This FOA will utilize the X02 grant mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of similar scientific scope, PAR-10-225 , that describes full applications under the P41 mechanism. Submitting an X02 pre-application is the first step when submitting a new BTRC application using the P41 mechanism. Applicants must read both FOAs.
Application Due Date(s): New Dates July 15, 2015; March 15, 2016; July 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization per issuance of NOT-GM-15-115.
PAR-14-023 Expiration Date: New Date July 16, 2016 per issuance of NOT-GM-15-115. (Original Expiration Date: May 17, 2016)
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