Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NIH Posts Announcements

NIH’s National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) posted a presolicitation on May 8th seeking organizations to provide IT to support helpdesk services. The helpdesk effort will include installing, configuring, testing, maintaining information technology hardware, video, webcasting, develop software, train users, document standard operating procedures, and troubleshoot and respond to technical problems.

This presolicitation notice is designated as 8(a) competition with the maximum allowable annual receipts size standard to be $25 million dollars. The contract will be a cost-plus-fixed-fee type. The award will be for one base year and for four option years.

This presolicitation notice (NHLBI-RR-PB-2009-84-LMB1) is not an RFP. The RFP will be available on or about May 26, 2009 on The primary contact is Lawrence M. Butler at

Within NIH, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) on May 4th, posted the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Small Research Grants for Data Analysis-(PAR-09-182)”. The NIDCR supports a portfolio of clinical trials and large scale epidemiologic research projects where a number of data collection activities are done for each project. Since the data generated by these studies can provide valuable data, the grant recipient will gather data and develop statistical methods for analyzing oral health data using these existing database resources.

Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to carry out the proposed research is eligible to work with their organization to develop an application.

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, the award size will also vary. For more information, go to The earliest date to submit application is May 16th with grant application submissions to go to