The National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Clinical Research (DCR) is conducting market research on operational, logistical and scientific support services for establishment of collaborative clinical research programs.
NIAID DCR rapidly deploys administrative & technical research support resources to meet the external demands placed on NIAID to facilitate the conduct of time sensitive, high priority, global, collaborative clinical research. Fulfillment of this mission requires DCR to have the capacity to expeditiously carry out collaborative clinical research both domestically and internationally.
In recent years, the NIAID research portfolio has expanded considerably in response to new challenges such as bioterrorism and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The DCR supports NIAID goals by providing administrative and management support which facilitates high quality clinical research in this challenging and expanding environment.
NIAID DCR is proactively anticipating the delegation of additional “special projects” which will demand that the DCR expeditiously establish collaborative clinical research programs in the domestic and international arenas. Requests for projects of this nature could emanate from sources such as the U.S. Congress, U.S. State Department, DHHS, NIH, or NIAID.
Examples of current NIAID DCR support and collaboration programs include:
- Southeast Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network
- Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) with DoD and USUHS
- Phidisa: an HIV/AIDS research collaboration of the South African Department of Defense
Statements describing an organization’s capability to provide required administrative and technical services to support this mission are requested no later than August 5, 2014.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-NIAID(AO)-SS-14-001. The anticipated period of performance will be for five years from the date of award.