From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Solicitation Number: NNJ16ZSA003L
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Response Date: February 22, 2017
NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) investigates and mitigates the highest risks to astronaut health and performance in exploration missions. The goal of the HRP is to provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration, and to ensure safe and productive human spaceflight. The scope of these goals includes both the successful completion of exploration missions and the preservation of astronaut health over the life of the astronaut.
To support formulation of a solicitation scheduled to be released in March 2017, NASA is seeking feedback regarding the set of Human Health Countermeasures and Space Radiobiology Research Topics listed in the RFI. Specifically, NASA wishes to know:
1. Are the research questions and gaps listed for each topic appropriate to meet the goals of the Program? Respondents are encouraged to study the Human Research Roadmap (HRR - http://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov) and review the risks and gaps for each topic. Missing research questions, whether included in the HRR or not, that will aid in addressing each research topic should be identified. Please note that Topics 1 and 2 include critical questions from the Space Biology Research Plan and the 2011 National Research Council Decadal Survey.
2. Is each topic sufficiently well-defined, clear and unambiguous? In particular, NASA is interested to know if the Background, Aims, Research Platform, Specific Research Focus Areas, and Required Deliverables are clearly articulated for each topic.
Access to NASA’s human life sciences data can assist the research community in providing a better understanding of the appropriate strategies required to mitigate spaceflight-related health and performance risks. If interested in learning about and accessing this data, please visit the Users’ Guide for requesting data at: http://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/common/dataRequestFAQ.aspx
The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/NNJ16ZSA003L. Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site. This RFI is open to responses from all parties including commercial entities, international organizations, academia, NASA Centers, and other government agencies.
The information obtained will be used by NASA for planning and acquisition strategy development. NASA will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI on a non-attribution basis. Providing data and information that is limited or restricted for use by NASA for that purpose would be of very little value and such restricted/limited data/information is not solicited. No information or questions received will be posted to any website or public access location. NASA does not plan to respond to the individual responses. The Government does not intend to award an award on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.
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