Editor’s Note: This research is aimed at providing a basis for future regulation
—The US’ National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have formed an interagency partnership to foster research relevant to tobacco regulations.
According to an FDA Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) press note, this funding opportunity ‘invites center grant (P50) applications for Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) for research relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act’.
The press note said that the overall TCORS program objective was to conduct programs of multidisciplinary research that would inform the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products related to the regulatory authority of the CTP.
‘The research findings generated from this FOA [funding opportunity announcement] are expected to provide additional scientific data to inform the regulation of the tobacco products to protect public health,’ the note said.
More information about the funding is at: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/AbouttheCenterforTobaccoProducts/ucm292048.htm?source=govdelivery