Town Hall Meeting Announcement and Request for Information (RFI) regarding the NIAID Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Infectious Diseases other than HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Notice Number: NOT-AI-11-029
Release Date: February 8, 2011
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
This Notice is intended to: 1) notify interested parties of an upcoming Town Hall meeting to discuss the planned NIAID Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Infectious Diseases other than HIV, and 2) solicit input from the infectious diseases research community on the high-priority clinical research that should be the focus of this new network.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) plans to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invite applications from scientific investigators interested in establishing a leadership group to plan and conduct clinical research on infectious diseases other than HIV in clinical trial units/sites affiliated with the NIAID Clinical Trials Network and in cooperation with NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID).
The establishment of this new program, the NIAID Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Infectious Diseases other than HIV, was first announced at the October 26, 2010 NIAID Town Hall Meeting on NIAID’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
(see: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/townhall/Pages/restructuringNIAIDCTN.aspx ).
This effort presents NIAID with an opportunity to expand clinical research on infectious diseases other than HIV using a multi-site clinical trials infrastructure not previously available to non-AIDS investigators.
The leadership group for the clinical research network will include research leadership and core operational activities, network laboratories, and statistical and data management. Clinical trial units/sites will be the subject of a subsequent funding opportunity announcement.
Town Hall Meeting
NIAID is planning to hold a public information session (Town Hall meeting) at which NIAID leadership will describe current NIAID clinical research efforts and respond to questions concerning the NIAID Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Infectious Diseases other than HIV. The meeting will be held on March 7, 2011 at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, MD.
If you are interested in attending, please register at the following link: http://www.blsmeetings.net/TownHallNIAID .