Soon to be Issued OT Funding Opportunity for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program for Regional Medical Center Healthcare Provider Organizations

Notice Number: NOT-PM-16-007

Key Dates
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: on or about July 29, 2016   
Estimated Application Due Date: August 29, 2016   
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 2016   
Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 2016

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice is to alert the community that a new Other Transaction (OT) Authority funding opportunity will soon be issued for additional regional medical centers (RMCs) to become partners the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program as healthcare provider organizations (HPOs). The purpose of this OT funding opportunity will be to attract, but not be limited to, non-traditional NIH applicants, such as integrated delivery networks (IDNs, defined as formal systems of providers and sites of care that provides both health care services and a health insurance plan to patients in a particular geographic area) and integrated delivery systems (IDSs, defined as a network of health care organizations under a parent holding company). Please note that this is separate from and does not replace the PMI Cohort Program’s NOT-PM-16-006.

The goal of the PMI Cohort Program is to build a research cohort of one million or more U.S. volunteers who are engaged as partners in a longitudinal, long-term effort to transform the understanding of factors contributing to individual health and disease. Awards made through this OT funding opportunity will be working alongside the other HPOs supported through the Program.

The National Institutes of Health has recently awarded the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Cohort Program of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)(link is external). The PMI Cohort Program is a landmark longitudinal research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve our ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. The awards support a Data and Research Support Center, Participant Technologies Center and a network of Healthcare Provider Organizations (HPO). An award to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to build the biobank, another essential component, was announced earlier this year. To see the full list of funded research to-date, access the PMI Cohort Program Funding page.

NIH will build a network of HPOs over time to ensure that participants in the research represent the geographic, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic diversity of the country.  The network will include regional and national medical centers, community health centers and medical centers operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

When posted, the link to this forthcoming OT funding opportunity may be accessed through the PMI Cohort Program Funding page under “New Funding Opportunities.”


Please direct all inquiries to:

Irene Haas
PMI Cohort Program Agreements Officer