From: Shuger, Jill (HRSA) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 7:01 PM
Subject: FW: New ELSI Program Announcements Published


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From: Boyer, Joy (NIH/NHGRI) [E]

Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 3:14 PM

To: List ELSILIST1

Subject: New ELSI Program Announcements Published



Today, the National Human Genome Research Institute, along with several other NIH Institutes*, published three new Program Announcements to encourage research that identifies, examines and addresses the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of advances in genomic research and technology.



These announcements identify four broad research areas that will need to be addressed as genomic science and medicine move forward.



*                    Genomic Research.  The issues that arise in the design and conduct of genomic research, particularly as it increasingly involves the production, analysis and broad sharing of individual genomic information that is frequently coupled with detailed health information.



*                    Genomic Health Care.  How rapid advances in genomic technologies and the availability of increasing amounts of genomic information influence how health care is provided and how it affects the health of individuals, families and communities.



*                    Broader Societal Issues.  The normative underpinnings of beliefs, practices and policies regarding genomic information and technologies, as well as the implications of genomics for how we conceptualize and understand such issues as health, disease, and individual responsibility.



*                    Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy Issues.  The effects of existing genomic research, health and public policies and regulations and the development of new policies and regulatory approaches.





A more detailed discussion of each of these areas and a list of examples of possible research topics is provided in each announcement and on the ELSI Research Priorities webpage: http://www.genome.gov/27543732.



The announcements include:



PA-11-250<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-250.html> ELSI  Regular Research Grants (R01) <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-250.html>.  These multi-disciplinary regular research applications may request up to $500,000 in direct costs per year (permission must be obtained to submit an application exceeding $500,000 in direct costs per year).  Applicants may request up to five years of funding, however, given the rapid changes in the use and understanding of genomic information and technologies, grants are generally funded for no more than three years.  Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply<http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm>.



PA-11-251<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-251.html>.  ELSI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants (R21) < http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-251.html>.  This announcement encourages studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.  Of particular interest are studies that explore the implications of new or emerging genomic technologies or novel uses of genomic information.  These applications may request no more than $275,000 in direct costs for up to two years, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs in a single year.  Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply<http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm>





PA-11-249<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-249.html>.  ELSI Small Research Grant (R03) < http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-249.html>.  This announcement encourages small, self-contained ELSI research projects.  Of particular interest are studies that propose focused legal, economic, philosophical or historical analyses of new or emerging issues.  These applications may request no more than $50,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years. Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply<http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm>.



Potential applicants are strongly encourage to contact the following ELSI program staff prior to developing an application:



Genomic Research and Research Policy

Jean McEwen, JD, PhD

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Genomic Health Care and Health Policy

Elizabeth Thomson, RN, MS, DNSc, CGC, FAAN

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Broader Societal Issues and Social Policy

Joy Boyer

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ELSI Research Program

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

5635 Fishers Lane

Bethesda, MD  20892

Ph: 301-402-4997

Fx: 301-402-1950



*The following NIH Institutes are participating in one or more of these announcements (please check the individual announcements for research areas of specific interest to each participating Institute, as well as appropriate Institute contacts):



National Cancer Institute (NC<http://www.nci.nih.gov/>)

National Institute on Aging (NIA<http://www.nia.nih.gov>)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) <http://www.nichd.nih.gov>)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD<http://www.nidcd.nih.gov>)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS<http://www.niehs.nih.gov>)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS<http://www.ninds.nih.gov>).