O-K Review

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The goal of the San Diego CFAR O-K Review Team is to keep junior investigators in HIV research. To do this, the O-K Review Team offers a mock study section that provides investigators with a critical review of their K applications before submission, with junior investigators participating in the process.

We hope the mock study sections, reviews, and networking connections will have an impact lasting well beyond the grant due date. And better yet: this service is free, and delicious refreshments are provided for the in-person meetings!

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Timeline for the Upcoming Review Cycles

NIH deadline: May 7, 2020
Date Action

Thursday, March 12

Applicants submit the specific aims of their proposed application with a cover page (submit to cfar@ucsd.edu). Specific aims should be submitted no later than this date, but may be submitted earlier for internal review by OK review Co-chair(s).

 

Thursday, March 26

Applications submitted for review.**

Thursday, April 9

In-person Zoom O-K Review panel, 1:00 – 4:00pm

NOTE: All applicants are expected to be present at this meeting. If you are unable to attend in-person Zoom, you will only receive a limited review. 

Thursday, May 7

Applications due at NIH.

 

NIH deadline: September 7, 2020
Date Action

Monday, July 13

Applicants submit the specific aims of their proposed application with a cover page (submit to cfar@ucsd.edu). Specific aims should be submitted no later than this date, but may be submitted earlier for internal review by OK review Co-chair(s).

 

Monday, July 27

Applications submitted for review.**

Friday, August 7

In-person Zoom O-K Review panel, 1:00 – 4:00pm

NOTE: All applicants are expected to be present at this meeting. If you are unable to attend in-person Zoom, you will only receive a limited review. 

Monday, September 7

Applications due at NIH.

 

NIH deadline: January 7, 2021
Date Action

Monday, November 16

Applicants submit the specific aims of their proposed application with a cover page (submit to cfar@ucsd.edu). Specific aims should be submitted no later than this date, but may be submitted earlier for internal review by OK review Co-chair(s).

 

Monday, November 30

Applications submitted for review.**

Monday, December 14

In-person Zoom O-K Review panel, 1:00 – 4:00pm

NOTE: All applicants are expected to be present at this meeting. If you are unable to attend in-person Zoom, you will only receive a limited review. 

Thursday, January 7

Applications due at NIH.

Applicants

**For a full review, applicants should go through this checklist:

It is important for SD CFAR to know the outcome of investigator’s participation in the O-K Review process. It is a key indicator used to document value-added as well as to justify resources allocated to the O-K Review. If you have participated in the O-K Review in the past, you must have provided NIH funding outcome information for prior applications to the Administrative Core (cfar@ucsd.edu) to be eligible to participate.

1. Have all of the major, mandatory science sections been fully drafted?

K Applications:
Cover Sheet
Candidate Background 
Career Goals and Objectives
Aims
Research Plan 
A list of mentors 
Applicant Biosketch 
Mentor Biosketch

R Applications:
Cover Sheet
Aims
Research Strategy
Candidate Biosketch

2. If this is a K-series grant, have you already undergone at least one round of review and revisions with your mentors?

3. If this is an R-series grant, have you already undergone at least one round of review and revisions with your Co-Investigators?

4. Does your application meet NIH formatting requirements and page limits?

If you've answered "yes" to all of the above applicable questions, then your application is eligible for OK review. If you’ve answered “no” to any of the questions, you will only qualify for a limited review only.

If partial documents are submitted, there will be a limited review.

If applicants are unable to attend the Zoom review panel in-person, there will be a limited review.

As part of the review and learning process, you will be asked to serve as a reviewer for one of the other submitted applications.

If you have any comments or questions, please email us at cfar@ucsd.edu

Potential Reviewers

If you are interested in participating as a reviewer on the mock study section, please let us know by email to cfar@ucsd.edu. We try to keep the workload manageable and not overload anyone.

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