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 to 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.
The X02 pre-application is the recommended first step in the application process for a new BTRR application. Potential applicants should read both FOAs. 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. Investigators whose X02 pre-applications are judged to be meritorious and programmatically relevant will be notified of the opportunity to submit a full BTRR application under PAR-17-316 .
Application Due Date(s): August 15, 2017; March 15, 2018; July 17, 2018; March 15, 2019; July 15, 2019; and March 15, 2020
PAR-17-315 Expiration Date: March 16, 2020