Notice Number: NOT-AR-10-020
Release Date: April 16, 2009
BioMed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting Registration Deadlines:
Implementation partners: Friday, May 8, 2009, 5:00pm CST
Prospective applicants: Monday, June 1, 2009, 5:00pm CST
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), (http://www.niams.nih.gov)
This notice provides registration information for the pre-application meeting described in PAR-09-120: Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (BioMed-ISS) (UH2/UH3).
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are organizing a BioMed-ISS pre-application/technical interchange meeting to inform prospective applicants about hardware and equipment already developed for use on the International Space Station (ISS). The meeting will also provide the prospective applicants with an opportunity to meet potential implementation partners that have experience preparing experiments for transportation to and implementation on the ISS. Although attendance at this meeting is not required, it is the most efficient way for investigators who are not familiar with ISS facilities to match their needs with existing research equipment and the implementing organizations familiar with spaceflight. NIH and NASA staff will be on site to explain the goals and objectives for the BioMed-ISS program and answer questions.
All prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend in person, although teleconferencing access will also be available. Instructions for registration to attend the conference in person or by telephone are provided below.
BioMed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 8:00am to 4:00pm CST.
Gilruth Center, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
There is no fee for participating in the Biomed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting in person or by telephone. However, all prospective applicants must pre-register by no later than Monday, June 1, 2009, 5:00pm CST. All implementation partners must pre-register by no later than Friday, May 8, 2009, 5:00pm CST.
To pre-register, please email your full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, email address and citizenship information to: JSC-ISS-PAYLOADS-HELPLINE@mail.nasa.gov and put "BioMed-ISS Pre-Application Meeting" in the subject field of your email. Please also indicate whether you will participate in person or via telephone. Do not mail registration information; paper registrations will not be accepted.
A meeting location map, hotel information and other late-breaking information will be provided to pre-registered “in-person” participants. Call-in information (toll-free for calls originating in the United States) and other late-breaking information will be provided to pre-registered “teleconferencing” participants. Slides and other information planned to be used at the meeting will be posted at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/nlab/nlab_proposal.html by Friday, June 12, 2009, 5:00pm CST. Following the meeting, a video archive and a Q&A list from the meeting are planned to be posted at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/nlab/nlab_proposal.html.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the NIAMS Program Staff Member below:
Elijah Weisberg, MSE
Research Program Analyst
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Interested implementation partners are encouraged to contact the ISS National Lab Office below:
ISS National Lab Office Manager
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