RFI from from the NIH on Mechanisms Related to Aggression Perpetration

December 22, 2021

Please see below for details on a newly released Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH is interested in mechanisms related to the processes and outcomes associated with both aggression perpetration and the impact of aggression on victims. This Request for Information (RFI) is specifically requesting information to gain feedback, comments, and novel ideas from members of the scientific community to help identify the gaps and opportunities for research on the biobehavioral mechanisms of aggression and its interactions with other health risks.

We are requesting information on the challenges and research gaps and opportunities that can best be addressed through a concerted and coordinated effort to enhance research on the biobehavioral contributions to aggressive behavior and its impact across the lifespan. Specifically, respondents are asked to provide input on any of the following:

  • Gaps and opportunities in our fundamental understanding of biobehavioral mechanisms of aggression in humans and animals
  • Gaps and opportunities in the development and use of methods, tools, technology, or other research resources to enable better characterization of the biological, psychological, and environmental mechanisms underlying aggressive behaviors and the biobehavioral impact of those experiencing aggression
  • Gaps and opportunities in the identification of biomedical, behavioral, and psychosocial intervention targets for preventing and treating aggressive behavior and mitigating its impact on health and well being
  • Gaps and opportunities in the characterization of multimodal / multivariate approaches applicable to either primary or secondary data to understanding how other biological, behavioral and/or social/environmental factors such as alcohol and substance use or gender norms interact to influence aggression
  • Gaps and opportunities in the considerations of ethical, legal, and social implications for research investigating the biobehavioral mechanisms of aggression, including implications for applied work in human research
  • Any other issues that NIH should consider that may advance research on identifying neurobiological mechanistic approaches and potential intervention targets for preventing/treating aggressive behavior and/or mitigating its impacts across the lifespan

Please see the full text of the RFI for further details and submission instructions: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-22-041.html

Responses must be received by 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2022 to be considered.

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