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New Video Provides Information about NCATS' ASPIRE Design Challenges



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NCATS ASPIRE is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative.

Researchers interested in learning more about the NCATS ASPIRE (A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration) Design Challengespart of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiativecan now access a new NCATS informational video. The video provides provides an overview of the NIH HEAL Initiative which is led by NCATS Director, Christopher P. Austin. Additionally, it goes into detail about each of the 5 Challenges as well as key dates, rules and requirements for participation.

The Challenges (listed below) are designed to reward innovative approaches toward revolutionizing the discovery, development and pre-clinical testing of next-generation treatments for pain, opioid use disorder and overdose.

  • Challenge 1: Integrated Chemistry Database
  • Challenge 2: Electronic Synthetic Chemistry Portal
  • Challenge 3: Predictive Algorithms
  • Challenge 4: Biological Assays
  • Challenge 5: Integrated Solutions

Challenge submissions are due to challenge.gov by noon ET on May 31, 2019. For more information, contact NCATSASPIREChallenge@mail.nih.gov.