The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage U01 Cooperative Agreement applications for the development of wearable and non-wearable sensors that can monitor pediatric environmental exposures, physiological signals, activity, and/or behavior in a natural environment to gain new insights into environmental determinants of asthma. These sensors (newly developed, existing, or redesigned) will need to be able to plug and play, physically or wirelessly, with informatics platforms that will be developed in FOA RFA-EB-15-003.  The platforms will be designed for data acquisition (from the sensors), integration, processing, visualization, and secure uploading of individual platform results to a data and software coordination and integration center that will be developed in FOA RFA-EB-15-004. The three FOAs together (RFA-EB-15-002RFA-EB-15-003RFA-EB-15-004) will make up the Pediatric Research using Integrated Senor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) Program. The central mission of the PRISMS Program is to develop sensor-based integrated health monitoring systems to serve as research tools to measure pediatric environmental, physiological, and behavioral factors in epidemiological studies of asthma, and eventually other chronic diseases, in the pediatric population. The three arms to the PRISMS Program will work very closely together to ensure functionality of the overall systems. - See more at:


Notice of Applicant Information Webinar for the NIBIB Program on Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): U01, U54, U24

Notice Number: NOT-EB-15-007

Key Dates

Release Date:   May 7, 2015

Related Announcements

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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)


This Notice is to inform potential applicants that the NIBIB will hold a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET to introduce and answer questions on three new related Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for a Program on Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): U01, U54, U24), which includes:

RFA-EB-15-002, "Pediatric Research using Integrated Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Sensor Development Projects for Asthma (U01)";

RFA-EB-15-003, "Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Informatics Platform Technologies for Asthma (U54)" and

RFA-EB-15-004, "Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Data and Software Coordination and Integration Center (DSCIC) (U24".

The intent of the webinar is to provide an overview of the FOAs and to address questions pertinent to preparing applications. The webinar is optional and not required for application submission.

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