SPARC OT2 Review Meeting
NIH’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions or SPARC program leverages Other Transactions (OTs) to manage projects in which time-critical developments and nimble integration of ideas and expertise from various disciplines are essential to achieve a programmatic goal. SPARC’s rapid review process and responsive post-award management process exploits advances emerging from diverse fields and parallel programs such as the NIH BRAIN Initiative. SCG provided logistical, writing/editing, and design support for the SPARC OT2 review meeting held in July 2016, which involved rapid review of applications from three SPARC OT funding announcements. OT2 awards for meritorious applications were awarded in September 2016.