NIH Office of Strategic Coordination



In September 2016, RLA was awarded its first 8a contract by the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) in the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The contract provides multi-year support for RLA to conduct scientific meeting planning, review meeting planning, and science writing for multiple Common Fund programs focused on a variety of scientific topics. 

How We Helped

RLA has provided meeting planning and logistics and science writing support for the following Common Fund-related meetings. Science writing includes preparation of review summary statements and meeting summaries.

OT2 Review Meeting, February 17, 2017
2017 SPARC Annual Awardee Meeting, February 28-March 1, 2017
OT3 Review Meeting, June 22, 2017
SPARC OT2 Review Meeting, July 7, 2017
OT3 Interview Meeting, July 17-19, 2017
OSC Office of the Director Making Somatic Cell Genome Editing a Reality, July 24, 2017
OT2 Review Meeting, July 27, 2017
Data Commons Pilot Phase OT3 Review Meeting, August 22-23, 2017
Sex as a Biological Variable Workshop, October 26-27, 2017
SPARC Data & Resource Center Launch Party, November 16-17, 2017
Data Commons Phase Consortium Meeting, December 7-8, 2017
HuBMAP Common Coordinate Framework Meeting, December 11-12, 2017
OT2 Review of Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System, March 22-23, 2018
2018 SPARC Annual Awardee Meeting, April 5-7, 2018
NIH Data Commons Pilot Awardees and External Panel Consultants Discussion, April 27, 2018
The PCRP Investigators Meeting, May 25, 2018
High-Risk High-Reward Research Symposium, June 6-8, 2018
The HubMap (HIVE) OT2 Review Meeting, June 14-15, 2018


Work Products and Links

Report of the Common Coordinate Framework Meeting (December 2017)