Progress on Theme 4: Awareness of ORIP Resources and Programs

Programs and Activities Highlights

  • TechConnect Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Spring Innovation Conference
    The TechConnect SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference was held at National Harbor in Fort Washington, MD, June 13–15, 2022. Conference attendees met with and listened to SBIR/STTR leaders and experts. Discussions included submission of competitive proposals and leveraging of available resources. Attendees also networked with global industry scouts, investors, and key federal leadership representing the nation’s largest seed fund. ORIP was represented among several NIH program managers who attended the conference. They provided materials and answered questions. Other represented agencies included the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Defense

  • Pilot Centers for Precision Disease Modeling—Comprehensive Functional and Phenotyping Analysis of Disease-Causing Variants in Model Organisms
    ORIP participation in the Sequencing Strategies for Population and Cancer Epidemiology Studies (SeqSPACE) webinar series, held May 10, 2022, included presentations on the Pilot U54 Centers of the Precision Disease Models, reports from the U54 principal investigators, and a question-and-answer session. The series was hosted by the National Cancer Institute

  • Biomedical Research Facilities (PAR-22-088) and Limited Competition: Development and Renovation of Housing, Breeding, and Research Spaces for Existing NIH-supported NHP Colonies (PAR-21-363) 
    ORIP participated in outreach to fiscal year 2022 C06 applicants (PAR-22-088 and PAR-21-363). They provided an explanation of goals and objectives and facilitated a live question-and-answer session

  • Quarterly T32 Director’s Consortium Meeting
    ORIP offers T32 and T35 Institutional Research Training Grants to encourage veterinarians and veterinary students, respectively, to consider careers in biomedical research. ORIP-supported T32 programs are available at 20 institutions, 17 of which are veterinary schools. Directors of the T32 training grants formed a consortium and meet quarterly. Meeting topics have included reviewing new funding opportunity announcements and updates to NIH policy in relation to Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award training grants. Training Directors have been discussing the possible formation of a combined T32/T35 Training Director’s Consortium.

  • U42 Annual Research Performance Progress Report Webinar
    ORIP held webinars on February 9 and 17, 2022, to instruct key personnel of ORIP-supported Specific-Pathogen-Free Macaque Breeding Colonies on how to complete their annual Specific-Pathogen-Free Report using a new internet platform. These colonies are maintained free of four or more defined pathogens, and they are well characterized in terms of medical histories and genes that influence infectious disease outcomes. Owing to these attributes, specific-pathogen-free macaques are models for research on HIV vaccines, preventive approaches, and next-generation treatments, for which the specific-pathogen-free breeding colonies are prioritized. ORIP’s new platform facilitates the reporting of colony demographics, animal allocation statistics, and grants supported, thereby enhancing ORIP’s optimal stewardship of this resource for the advancement of AIDS research.

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Collaborations with Other NIH Institutes/Centers/Offices

  • NIH-Supported Resources for Neuroscience Research Using Nonhuman Primates
    ORIP participated virtually in a conference on NIH-supported resources for neuroscience research using nonhuman primates, which was held at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA. The conference was supported by 1R13NS122451-01A1, which was co‑funded by ORIP

  • Coordinating Committee on Research on Women's Health (CCRWH) Monthly Meeting: ORIP Updates and Forecasts 
    An ORIP staff member presented ORIP’s strategic plan progress and program highlights at the Coordinating Committee meeting.

  • Trans-NIH Nonhuman Primate Resource Planning Working Group Provides Recommendations to Address Domestic Sourcing
    The Trans-NIH Nonhuman Primate Resource Planning Working Group, co-chaired by an ORIP member, met in November 2021 to discuss challenges and provide recommendations for the domestic sole sourcing of nonhuman primates necessary for basic and translational research.
  • Meeting of NIH Staff and the Indian Council of Medical Research
    ORIP and other NIH officials met with representatives of the Indian Council of Medical Research in December 2021 to discuss a potential future collaboration that could include a visiting scientist program and the sharing of nonhuman primate models.

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Last updated: 11-29-2022