Notice Number: NOT-DA-18-031
Key DatesRelease Date: October 09, 2018
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
NIDA and the following NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), NIAAA, NIMH, ORWH, and NCI intend to publish a limited competition Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) funding opportunity announcement to solicit applications for a Coordinating Center in service of a nationwide, multisite, multi-modal, longitudinal cohort study to prospectively examine brain and behavioral development from late childhood (approximately age 9-10) through adolescence into early adulthood. Current primary awardees will be eligible to apply and this new award period will be 7 years in duration.
The primary objective of this initiative is to design and implement a study that can collect data to address the following overarching research objectives, which are inherently interdependent and mutually informative:
This Notice is being provided to allow the current ABCD Coordinating Center sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations, identify program faculty, and create a responsive application. The FOA is expected to be published in March 2019 with an expected application due date in July 2019.
This FOA will utilize the U24 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
Research Initiative Details
This initiative will solicit an application for a single Coordinating Center, led by the Consortium Coordinator(s). The Consortium Coordinator(s) is the investigator who assembles, integrates, and leads the consortium, and is directly responsible for the overall performance of the project, including the development, tracking, and reporting of performance metrics by research project sites and for the overall project. The Consortium Coordinator(s) should have multidisciplinary expertise and a working knowledge of the resources, methods, and logistics required in support the objective and research questions described above. Because a substantial level of effort will be necessary to lead and manage a project of this magnitude and complexity, the Consortium Coordinator(s) is expected to make a major commitment to directing, managing, and executing the goals and collaborative requirements of this project.
The Consortium Coordinating Center application will be the lead application of the consortium and should include an Administrative Section, listing all the research project site components and the data analysis, informatics, and resource center, together with the Administrative and Project Management Plans and Plan for Data Sharing and Intellectual Property. This application should discuss the theme, goals, and specific aims of the consortium, and should include a scientific rationale for the various research project sites as well as the data analysis, informatics, and resource center that make up the overall consortium.
This FOA will run in parallel with companion FOAs that solicit applications for Research Project Sites and a Data Analysis, Informatics, and Resource Center. It is expected that investigators upon funding will work jointly with federal staff at NIH institutes to achieve study goals.
Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers TBD
Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Please direct all inquiries to:
Bethany Deeds, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)