Limited Competition: NIGMS National and Regional Resources (R24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Jun 24 2019
Jun 16 2021
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for support of national or regional resources that will provide access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technologies, research tools, software, and/or service to a substantial user base at institutions across multiple states (regional) or the country (national). These resources should already be established, although new resources formed through consolidation of multiple local or regional facilities are also eligible. They should be poised to achieve or already have achieved significant economies of scale and should be able to significantly increase access to the supported technologies or services for researchers across one or more regions or the country. Major new research and development efforts should not be included. For this FOA, a resource is defined as an activity that provides research capabilities and expertise to a large number of investigators and is available to any qualified investigator as a service. The intent is to provide access to investigators without regard to the particular biomedical focus of their research, but not to duplicate or replace resources supported by other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) or host institutions. Only those resources whose technical capabilities fall within the program areas supported by NIGMS will be supported. It is expected that the resource will be maintained or upgraded to current best practices, make its capability and availability known to the biomedical research community through outreach activities, and provide user training and support. Stand-alone data resources and databases are not eligible for funding through this FOA. This FOA is limited to applications requesting support for resources that have been developed through previous NIGMS funding.