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Research Networks To Promote Studies on Music-Based Interventions: Technical Assistance Webinar

Date: November 30, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET

Virtual; Registration required

Event Description

This technical assistance webinar will provide information for those interested in applying for a funding opportunity announcement to support a collection of research networks that promote multidisciplinary mechanistic studies of music-based interventions (MBIs) for pain or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). These networks are expected to develop compelling research frameworks that will effectively:

  • Guide future clinical studies on MBIs in these health conditions
  • Adopt consistent terminology and taxonomy
  • Support interdisciplinary collaborations and initiate pilot projects to test novel mechanistic hypotheses 
  • Identify strong mechanistic measures, outcomes, biomarkers, as well as relevant novel technologies and methodologies

To accomplish these objectives, applicants can propose activities such as meetings, workshops, conferences, research collaborations, exchange of ideas through visiting scientist arrangements, or training opportunities. These activities will help identify unique research gaps that can be addressed through the networks in the form of pilot projects, which will, in turn, generate the preliminary data needed for music and health investigators to compete for more substantial National Institutes of Health grants. In addition, the networks should sustain their scientific impact through a variety of dissemination and outreach strategies, including publication of research frameworks, common terminologies, reviews, and other best practices.

For more details, read the full funding opportunity announcement (RFA-AT-23-006).

Note: Applicants are not required to attend this webinar before applying.