September 2018 DAIT Council-Approved Concepts

Concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, requests for applications, or solicitations for Council's input. If NIAID publishes an initiative from one of these concepts, we link to it below. To find initiatives, go to Opportunities & Announcements.

NB: Council approval does not guarantee that a concept will become an initiative.

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Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing

For the published program announcement, see the October 5, 2018 Guide announcement, Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). For the published request for applications, see the October 5, 2018 Guide announcement, Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Processing and Presentation of Non-Conventional MHC Ligands

For the published program announcements, see the November 13, 2018 Guide announcements:

Computational Models in Immunity

For the published request for applications, see the January 30, 2019 Guide announcement, Computational Models of Immunity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Molecular and Genetic Characterization of Inborn Errors of Immunity

For the published program announcements with special receipt, referral, or review considerations, see the November 26, 2018 Guide announcements:

Development of Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures (MCMs)

Broad Agency Announcement—proposed FY 2020 initiative

Contact: Anuj Patel

Objective: This initiative will address gaps and accelerate the research and development of MCMs against acute and delayed radiation syndromes.

Description: This initiative will support the research and development of MCMs against acute and delayed radiation syndromes.

Informatics Methodology and Secondary Analyses To Explore Shared Immunology Study Data in ImmPort

Program Announcement With Special Receipt, Referral, and or Review Considerations—proposed FY 2020 initiative

Contact: Quan Chen

Objective: The objective of this initiative is to support the generation of innovative informatics tools and methodologies to validate research findings or generate new hypotheses that augment the usefulness and impact of ImmPort data.

Description: This initiative will solicit applications for innovative informatics tool and methods development to maximize the value of ImmPort data by funding continued effort in the following areas:

1. Developing bioinformatics tools or methods that use data in ImmPort for secondary analyses to generate hypotheses

2. Developing bioinformatics tools or methods that use data in ImmPort to validate research outcomes

3. Developing bioinformatics tools or methods that facilitate new ways to access or reuse data in ImmPort (e.g., reference datasets, cross-study analyses, standardization or integration)

Content last reviewed on November 29, 2018