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Pursuant to the FY 2016-17 California state budget passed by the Legislature and expected to be signed by the Governor, we anticipate the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) will receive an additional $10 million of funding. CIAPM is therefore planning to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select 6 proof-of-principal Demonstration Projects for support. These projects will engage in broad collaborations between private, academic, non-profit and patient organizations to advance precision medicine in California. Applicants to the RFP will have the opportunity to attend a CIAPM convening on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. This convening will provide an opportunity to help strengthen and build partnerships for the proposals, prior to final evaluation by the awards selection committee.
In anticipation of CIAPM releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP), we would like to solicit public input on any additional criteria that should be considered for inclusion into the RFP, in addition to those criteria that are required by statute.
The guidelines for the award of funds must include:
Currently a Demonstration Project may focus on one or more disease areas, and shall be based on criteria that include, but are not limited to, the following:
Currently a Demonstration Project that is selected shall advance greater understanding in at least one of the following areas, or in another area that is determined to be necessary to advance precision medicine:
Please let us know if there are other criteria that should be considered to be included into the RFP. Comments may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be accepted through July 3, 2016.
All responses will be tracked, reviewed and archived by CIAPM. CIAPM will consider all public input received through July 3rd before finalizing and releasing the RFP. CIAPM will use the information submitted in response to this request at its discretion and will not provide comments to any individual responder's submission. To protect privacy, CIAPM will not share specific comments, but CIAPM will post a summary of the comments received and the rationale for changes made in response to the comments.
CIAPM will establish a precision medicine expert selection committee to review proposals submitted in response to CIAPM’s Request for Proposals 2016. The selection committee members must represent various precision medicine-related skills, including but not limited to: bioinformatics, statistics, health economics, patient engagement, and genomics. Selection committee members cannot have any interest in any contract related to this RFP. Selection committee members will be appointed based on their relevant training and experience, as well as service on prior review committees.
Please consider the specifications above when nominating individuals to serve on the selection committee. Please provide name, institutional affiliation, expertise, qualifications, and contact information for each nomination for serving on the selection committee. Nominations may be submitted via email to email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted through July 3, 2016.
All nominations will be tracked, reviewed and archived by CIAPM.