Nov 17 2017

Mar 17 2019


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH priorities for services research studies that are not immediate precursors to the development and testing of services interventions.While NIMH has moved to supporting all interventions research under FOAs that require use of an experimental therapeutics model, there is recognition that some important areas of mental health services research fall outside of that domain and have the potential to make significant contributions to advancing NIMH priorities and objectives.These areas include: 1) studies to identify mutable factors that impact access, utilization, quality, financing, outcomes including disparities in outcomes, or scalability of mental health services, which may serve as targets in future intervention development; 2) development and testing of new research tools, measures, or methods; or 3) testing the feasibility of integrating existing data sets to understand factors affecting access, quality or outcomes of care.

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