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Re-issuance of Time-sensitive Obesity Policy or Program Evaluation (R01) PAR-Clinical Trial Not Allowed

May 2020 Council

Lead Division/Office

DDN, DEM, OOR

Point(s) of Contact

Mary Evans, Ph.D.; Pamela L. Thornton, Ph.D.

Executive Summary

This re-issued PAR would continue an accelerated review and award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program that is likely to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. This FOA is intended to support research where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very nature, only available through expedited review and funding. All applications submitted to this FOA must demonstrate that the evaluation of an obesity related policy and /or program offers an uncommon and scientifically compelling research opportunity that will only be available if the research is initiated with minimum delay. For these reasons, applications submitted to this time-sensitive FOA are not eligible for re-submission. It is intended that eligible applications selected for funding will be awarded within 4 months of the application due date. However, administrative requirements and other unforeseen circumstances may delay issuance dates beyond that timeline.