Bioengineering Research Partnerships.
Participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH "Not invented here." See digispeak.
NIH - The United States National Institutes of Health. ) invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering bioengineering
Application of engineering principles and equipment to biology and medicine. It includes the development and fabrication of life-support systems for underwater and space exploration, devices for medical treatment (see Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic, applied, and translational multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological or medical research problems, in the context of this program, a partnership is a multi-disciplinary research team that applies an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose diagnose /di·ag·nose/ (di´ag-nos) to identify or recognize a disease.
1. To distinguish or identify a disease by diagnosis.
2. , or treat disease or to understand health and behavior. The partnership must include appropriate bioengineering or allied quantitative sciences in combination with biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. and/or clinical components. The Principal Investigator Noun 1. principal investigator - the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences (PI) also serves as the project manager and must be capable of leading the proposed effort. A BRP BRP Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc.
BRP Blue Ribbon Panel
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BRP Bronx River Parkway (New York) may propose design-directed, developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research at universities, national laboratories, medical schools, large or small businesses, or other public and private entities or combinations of these entities. It is expected that a BRP will have a well-defined goal or deliverable that will be achieved based on objective milestones specified in the initial application. On 11 October 2001, the NIH issued a related program announcement (PA) PA-02-011 (http://grants.nih.gov/granrs/guide/pa-files/PA-02-011.html) for Bioengineering Research Grants (BRGs). The BRGs differ from the BRPs in that the research will be performed in a single laboratory, by a single investigator, or by a small group of investigators. On 16 January 2003, the NIH issued another related PA (PA-03-058), (http:// grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/ P A-03-058.html) for Exploratory/Developmental (R21) Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG). The EBRGs differ from the BRPs in that (1) the research will be performed in a single laboratory, by a single investigator, or by a small group of investigators and (2) the projects are high-risk/high-payoff in nature (R21 mechanism) as compared to the R01-type grants supported by the BRP program.
Many of today's biomedical problems are best addressed using a multi-disciplinary approach that extends beyond the traditional biological and clinical sciences. Bioengineering integrates principles from a diversity of technical and biomedical fields and crosses the boundaries of many scientific disciplines represented throughout academia, laboratories, and industry. The creativity of interdisciplinary teams interdisciplinary team,
n a group that consists of specialists from several fields combining skills and resources to present guidance and information. is resulting in new basic understandings, novel products, and innovative technologies for addressing biomedical problems. Recognizing the importance of bioengineering in public health, the Bioengineering Consortium (BECON BECON Bioengineering Consortium
BECON Broward Education Communications Network
BEcon Bachelor of Economics ) was established in 1997 as a focus for bioengineering activities at the NIH. To facilitate communication between the allied and biomedical disciplines and to provide input from the scientific community on research needs and directions, the BECON has held annual two-day symposia sym·po·si·a
A plural of symposium. on emerging topics of interest related to bioengineering including bioengineering (1998), bioimaging (1999), nanotechnology (2000), reparative re·par·a·tive also re·par·a·to·ry
1. Tending to repair.
2. Relating to or of the nature of reparations. medicine (2001), biosensors (2002), and team science (2003). Summaries of the proceedings and recommendations of these symposia are available on the internet at http:// www.becon.nih.gov/becon_symposia.htm.
Discussions and recommendations of symposia participants aided in the formulation of the BRP, BRG BRG Bridge
BRG Bundesrealgymnasium (German: state secondary school)
BRG Bureau des Ressources Genetiques (France)
BRG Business Relations Group
BRG British Racing Green
BRG Best Regards , and EBRG PAs. It is expected that some applications submitted in response to the BRP, BRG, and EBRG PAs will focus on technology development rather than on proving or disproving scientific hypotheses. In support of this approach, NIH instructions to applicants and review criteria emphasize that a project may "... test a stated hypothesis, create a novel design, solve a specific problem, or develop new technology" (PHS (Personal Handyphone System) A TDMA-based cellular phone system introduced in Japan in mid-1995. Operating in the 1880-1930 MHz band, PHS uses microcells that cover an area only 100 to 500 meters in diameter, resulting in lower equipment costs but requiring more base 398 instructions for the research plan).
The primary objective of this PA is to encourage basic, applied, and translational bioengineering research that could make a significant contribution to improving human health. Bioengineering integrates physical, engineering, and computational science | Computational science (or scientific computing) is the field of study concerned with constructing mathematical models and numerical solution techniques and using computers to analyze and solve scientific, social scientific and engineering problems. principles for the study of biology, medicine, behavior, or health. It advances fundamental concepts, creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level, and develops innovative biologicals, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics Same as information technology and information systems. The term is more widely used in Europe. approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation rehabilitation: see physical therapy. , and for improving health. Some BRP projects may propose research that could lead to a novel device as a product. Partnership with companies that have relevant expertise or that may eventually be involved in Commercialization is appropriate under the BRP program.
A second objective is to encourage collaborations and partnerships among the allied quantitative and biomedical disciplines. A BRP must bring together the necessary physical, engineering, and computational science expertise with biological or clinical expertise and resources to address a significant area of bioengineering research within the mission of the NIH. In addition to the benefits to be derived from the research, the collaborations and partnerships can create opportunities for trans-disciplinary communication and training for a new generation of scientists capable of interacting across traditional technical boundaries. Applications for a BRP award should focus on an area of basic, applied, translational, behavioral, or clinical research in bioengineering that supports the missions of the participating NIH institutes and centers and where progress is likely to make a significant contribution to improving human health. Some NIH institutes and centers have indicated that they will only consider BRP applications in specific focus areas. These institutes and focus areas are available at http:// www.becon.nih.gov/becon-brpareas.htm.
This PA uses the NIH R01 award mechanism. As an applicant, you are solely responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project. This PA uses just-in-time concepts. It also uses the modular budgeting as wall as the non-modular budgeting formats (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/modular/modular.htm). Specifically, if you are submitting an application with direct costs in each year of $250,000 or less, use the modular budget format. Otherwise follow the instructions for non-modular budget research grant applications. This program does not require cost sharing as defined in the current NIH Grants Policy Statement at http://grants.nih.govlgrantslpolicy/nihgps_2001/part_i_1.htm.
The initial period of support of a BRP award may be up to five years. The award may be competitively renewed for a total of up to ten years of NIH funding. Competing renewal and revised applications for BRP grants are to be received at the NIH on the same receipt dates as new BRP applications.
For new grants, the maximum total (direct plus facilities and administrative [F&A] costs) budget to be awarded in any year is $2 million. The number of awards and level of support will depend on the number of applications of high scientific merit that are received and the availability of funds. Funding in subsequent years will be contingent upon Adj. 1. contingent upon - determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"
contingent on, dependant on, dependant upon, dependent on, dependent upon, depending on, contingent satisfactory progress during the preceding year(s) and the availability of funds. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss budget requests with NIH scientific and financial contacts listed under WHERE TO SEND INQUIRIES prior to submission. Grantees have the authority to extend the duration of a BRP grant on a no-cost basis. This extension provides additional time to use funds that remain available at the end of the project period to continue pursuing the aims of the grant. Grantees should notify the Grants Management Officer of the awarding institute or center of the no-cost extension as early as possible and before the expiration EXPIRATION. Cessation; end. As, the expiration of, a lease, of a contract, or statute.
2. In general, the expiration of a contract puts an end to all the engagements of the parties, except to those which arise from the non- fulfillment of obligations created of the grant.
Research Focus Areas: Applicants are strongly advised to contact IC scientific program staff listed under WHERE TO SEND INQUIRIES to discuss the relevance of their proposed work to the institute's mission before preparing a detailed research application. Detailed information on research missions and programs for each NIH institute and center is available on the participating ICs Web sites, which are listed at the beginning of this PA. Some NIH institutes and centers have indicated that they may only want to consider BRP applications in specific focus areas. As they are available, these institutes and focus areas will be posted at http://www.becon.nih.gov/ becon_brpareas.htm.
Letter of Intent: Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent that includes the following information: Number and title of this PA; Descriptive title of the proposed research; Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address See Internet address.
e-mail address - electronic mail address of the Principal Investigator; List of participating institutions and key personnel. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows NIH staff to estimate the potential review Workload, plan the review, and evaluate programmatic pro·gram·mat·ic
1. Of, relating to, or having a program.
2. Following an overall plan or schedule: a step-by-step, programmatic approach to problem solving.
3. impacts of the proposals. The letter of intent should be sent to: Dr. Richard E. Swaja, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (National Institutes of Health) ), 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20892-5469 USA, 301-451-4779 fax: 301-480-4973, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines, one should be written. , Leadership, and Management: An organizational structure that clearly defines the partnership and relationships among the various components must be developed and described in the application. The BRP size, structure, and mode of operation should match the needs and scope of the proposed research. NIH policy requires that a single PI be designated on the face page of all applications. While this individual is responsible for the scientific and technical aspects, as well as the proper conduct of the project, the structure of the BRP may involve more than one individual in developing the application and in making decisions concerning planning, management, staffing, and resource allocation resource allocation Managed care The constellation of activities and decisions which form the basis for prioritizing health care needs . In recognition of the essential intellectual and/or technical contributions of the lead scientists responsible for developing and implementing the goals of the proposal, the BRP organizational structure must include a "Leadership Statement" that specifies the roles of the individuals that provide major intellectual and/or technical contributions. The PI has the responsibility and authority to use BRP funds in the most productive way to achieve the goals defined at the time of the award. To accomplish these tasks, the PI in collaboration with other individuals identified in the "Leadership Statement" can adjust funding among BRP participants to support new partners or to reduce support to existing partners as needed as needed prn. See prn order. . The BRP should establish a Scientific Steering Group that consists of representatives from each of the partnering organizations and meets regularly to discuss project status, problems, and directions. Those individuals identified in the "Leadership Statement," who together would have the intellectual and leadership responsibilities normally attributed to the PI, would likely be members of the Scientific Steering Group.
BRP PI Meeting: BRP PIs will meet annually in Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just Northwest of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from , to share results, to ensure that the NIH has a coherent view of the advances in these fields, and to have an opportunity for collective problem solving problem solving
Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error. among the Pls. The cost of participating in this annual meeting should be included in the BRP budget.
Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application instructions and forms (rev. 5/2001). Applications must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S is a system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) which assigns a unique numeric identifier to a single business entity. This numeric identifier is then referred to as a DUNS number. (DUNS DUNS Data Universal Numbering System (Dun & Bradstreet)
DUNS Dead Upstairs Neighbor Syndrome ) number as the Universal Identifier when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements. The DUNS number can be obtained by calling 866-705-5711 or through the web site at http:l/www.dunandbradstreet.com/. The DUNS number should be entered on line 11 of the face page of the PHS 398 form. The PHS 398 is available at http:/ /grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/ phs398.html in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, 301-435-0714, e-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.
Application Receipt Dates: New and competing renewal applications submitted in response to this PA will be accepted on January 21, 2004; August 20, 2004; January 20, 2005; August 19, 2005; January 20, 2006; and August 22, 2006. These are the dates that applications must be received at the NIH.
Applications must be received on or before the receipt dates described as listed on the first page of this PA. The CSR (1) (Customer Service Representative) A person who handles a customer's request regarding a bill, account changes or service or merchandise ordered. Agents in call centers are known as CSRs. See call center. will not accept any application in response to this PA that is essentially the same as one currently pending initial review unless the applicant withdraws the pending application. The CSR will not accept any application that is essentially the same as one already reviewed. This does not preclude pre·clude
tr.v. pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing, pre·cludes
1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent. See Synonyms at prevent.
2. the submission of a substantial revision of an unfunded version of an application already reviewed, but such application must include an Introduction addressing the previous critique.
Contact: Dr. Richard E. Swaja, NIBIB, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20892-5469 USA, 301-451-4779, fax: 301-480-4973, e-mail: email@example.com; Dr. Eileen Bradley, Center for Scientific Review The Center for Scientific Review or CSR is the portal for United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications and their review for scientific merit. , NIH, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-0001, 301-435-1179, fax: 301-480-2241, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org