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Newsletter No. 95 -- August 2007

Newsletter No. 95 -- August 2007

NIH

Change of Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) FOAs to Standard Receipt Dates for Competing Applications: Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative
(SBIR [R43/R44]) (NOT-GM-07-112); URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-07-112.html
(STTR [R41/R42]) (NOT-GM-07-113);URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-07-113.html
(R21) (NOT-GM-07-114); URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-07-114.html
(R01)(NOT-GM-07-115); URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-07-115.html

NOTICE OF RELEASE OF THE NIH/CDC SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) CONTRACT SOLICITATION (PHS 2008-1)(NIH, CDC) (NOT-OD-07-081)
Proposal receipt date: November 5, 2007
Imagers should see topic 252. Submission is not electronic.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-081.html

NIH OFFERS SBIR NICHE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO PHASE I AWARDEES (NOT-OD-07-080)
NIH announces the availability of a Niche Assessment Program for its SBIR Phase I awardees in fiscal years (FY) 2007 and FY 2008. NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 75 NIH SBIR Phase I awardees. For each eligible SBIR Phase I project, the TNA™ will assess potential uses of the technology and result in a report.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-080.html

NIH OFFERS COMMERCIALIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO SBIR PHASE II AWARDEES (NOT-OD-07-082)
The purpose of this Notice is to announce the availability of a Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for NIH SBIR Phase II awardees from 2002 to 2007.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-082.html

ADVANCED TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION IN MOVEMENT DISORDERS (NINDS, NIA, NIBIB, NIDCD) - [STTR (R41/R42) (PA-07-395)][ SBIR (R43/R44)(PA-07-396)]
Application Receipt Dates: Multiple, see program announcement
These Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) invite Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) and SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for projects to design and develop advanced tools and technologies that will lead to improved clinical treatment for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) patients.
URL STTR (R41/R42): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-395.html
URL SBIR (R43/R44): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-396.html

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH TO EXPLORE NEW USES FOR EXISTING RADIOLIGANDS (NIDA, NIA, NIMH, NINDS) (R21/R33)(RFA-DA-08-001)
Application Receipt Date: January 28, 2008
The NIDA, NIA, NIMH, and NINDS through the issuance of this Request for Applications (RFA) seek to encourage broader uses of established PET/SPECT radioligands by reducing barriers to their wider distribution, and expanding their utility to the study of diseases or organs for which the radioligand has not previously been studied.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-08-001.html

DATA ONTOLOGIES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (MULTIPLE INSTITUTES)(R01) (PAR-07-425)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): January 18, 2008, September 18, 2008, January 21, 2009, and September 21, 2009
This FOA solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to develop an ontology that will make it possible for software to understand how two or more existing data sets relate to each other.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-425.html

SHARING DATA AND TOOLS: FEDERATION USING THE BIRN AND caBIG INFRASTRUCTURES (MULTIPLE INSTITUTES) (R01) (PAR-07-426)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): January 18, 2008, September 18, 2008, January 21, 2009, and September 21, 2009
This FOA invites R01 applications to make either data or tools more broadly available to the research community by making use of the BIRN and/or the caBIG™ infrastructure.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-426.html

NEUROIMAGING INFORMATICS SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENT FOR IMPROVED INTEROPERABILITY AND DISSEMINATION (multiple institutes) (R03) (PAR-07-417)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 24, 2007; January 15, 2008; May 15, 2008; September 15, 2008, January 15, 2009; May 15, 2009; September 15, 2009; January 15 2010; and May 14, 2010
This FOA intends to support modification and enhancement of existing neuroimaging informatics tools and resources that are hosted or being considered for inclusion into the NIH Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC, www.nitrc.org, public release scheduled for October 2007). Examples of such tools include image segmentation, image registration, image processing pipelines, statistical analysis packages, spatial alignment and normalization algorithms, and data format translators. Resources include well-characterized test datasets, data formats, and databases, among others.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-417.html

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR IDENTIFICATION, EVALUATION, AND FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES WITH EARLY ONSET DOMINANTLY INHERITED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (NIA) (U01) (RFA-AG-08-002)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 19, 2007
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit U01 cooperative agreement applications that will set up an international network consisting of a consortium of scientific investigators to identify, recruit, evaluate, and follow up individuals from families with early onset dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease [i.e., families with the amyloid precursor protein (APP), presenilin 1 (PS1), and presenilin 2 (PS2) mutations or duplications or others still to be discovered].
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-08-002.html

Other Agencies

Job Openings

CIP Associate Director
Job Announcement Number:
NCI-07-193390
Contact: Mary Lou Weathers, Phone: 301-402-5059; Fax: 301-402-9333;
Email: ncihrmcbapps@mail.nih.gov

Announcements

FULL IMPLEMENTATION TO SHORTEN THE REVIEW CYCLE FOR NEW INVESTIGATOR R01 APPLICATIONS REVIEWED IN CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW (CSR) RECURRING STUDY SECTIONS (NOT-OD-07-083)
Beginning with the September/October 2007 Study Section meetings the Center for Scientific Review is extending this policy to all new investigator R01 applications submitted for standard receipt dates (this does not include submissions for RFAs and PARs with special dates). The CSR recurring study sections that review new investigator R01 applications will meet on a schedule to allow consecutive cycle resubmissions.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-083.html

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof of principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

EXTENDED COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE NIH SYSTEM TO SUPPORT BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH AND PEER REVIEW (NOT-OD-07-084)
Deadline for response: September 7, 2007
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-084.html

Meetings

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) - 49th Annual Meeting
July 22-26, 2007, Minneapolis, MN
URL: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/07AM/

Molecular Imaging Joint Conference of the Academy of Molecular Imaging and the Society for Molecular Imaging
September 7 - 11, 2007, Providence, Rhode Island
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org

IMAGING IN 2020 V: THERAGNOSTIC IMAGING
September 23-27, 2007, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
URL: http://www.imagingin2020.com/index.htm

SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING WORKSHOP AT STANFORD
November 7-10, 2007, Clark Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California
URL: http://radiologycme.stanford.edu/2007smallanimal/

RSNA 2007
November 25 - 30, 2007, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
URL: http://rsna2007.rsna.org/rsna2007/V2007/index.cvn

4th Annual Memphis BioImaging Conference
November 1-2, 2007, Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Memphis, TN
URL: http://www.membis.org/

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT AND IMAGING OF TISSUE ELASTICITY
November 2-5, 2007, Eldorado Hotel and Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico
URL: http://www.ece.rochester.edu/projects/rcbu/conference

BIROW V
January 17-19, 2008, Bethesda North Convention Center, Rockville, MD
URL: http://www.birow.org/

ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada
May 3-9, 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada.
URL: http://www.ismrm.org/meetings/index.html#Future


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