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Pre-Application Meeting for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT)

Notice Number: NOT-NS-11-005

Key Dates Release Date: December 7, 2010

Issued by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Purpose

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will hold a pre-application meeting regarding the Request for Applications (RFA) for Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (RFA-NS-11-008), for the Clinical Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-11-009), and for the Data Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-11-010).

The meeting is intended to be informative to all prospective applicants who consider responding to these Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). NINDS Program and Review Staff will provide an overview of the network initiative and will explain specific aspects of the FOAs in a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. Participation in the meeting, although encouraged, is optional and not required for application submission.

Questions prior to and during the meeting may be submitted by e-mail to NEXT@ninds.nih.gov. Research Initiative Details

Title: Pre-application Meeting for the NINDS NEXT Initiative Location: 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD, Conference Room 2172 Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (GMT – 05:00) ET (U.S. and Canada). Teleconference: 1-800-988-9536 (U.S. only) Participant Code: 54989 Webinar: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/r59127599/ Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Prospective applicants interested in attending this meeting in person are asked to provide in advance (see contact below) their names, contact information, and institutional affiliation. This informal registration is optional and is primarily for planning purposes. Please be advised that the NINDS will not cover your expenses to attend this meeting.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Crina Frincu, PhD National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2192 Rockville, MD 20852 Telephone: 301-496-5446 Email: NEXT@ninds.nih.gov