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Release Date: January 3, 2011
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund intends to
promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
to solicit applications for development and implementation of a Coordinating
Center (CCC) as part of the HMO Collaboratory. (See http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/hmocollaboratory/.)
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The eligibility to apply in response to this FOA is limited to members of the HMO Research Network (HMORN). This limited competition will allow consortium agreement(s) with non-HMORN members. Applicants are encouraged to partner with organizations with particular expertise in data integration.
The FOA is expected to be published in the winter of 2011 with an expected receipt date in the spring of 2011.
This FOA will utilize the U54 activity code. Details of the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are provided below.
encourages investigators with expertise and insights into the area of
distributed network infrastructure evaluation and development to begin to
consider applying for this new FOA. Collaboratives combining expertise in
informatics, electronic health records, biorepositories, biostatistics,
mega-epidemiology, economics, decision analysis, ethics, pragmatic clinical
trials, comparative effectiveness research, behavioral science, environmental
health, and health policy will be encouraged and these investigators should
also begin considering applying for this application.
The Collaboratory Coordinating Center is expected to significantly exceed the breadth, scope, and complexity of the previously funded limited infrastructure support of the HMO Research Network (HMORN). The long term goal of the NIH Common Fund Collaboratory project is to strengthen the capacity, capability and cost-effectiveness of large and/or multi-site studies by making use of primary clinical data and samples in a distributed network of integrated health care delivery organizations. The overall goals of the Collaboratory Coordinating Center may include: evaluating and advancing the governance, quality, use, depth and scale of electronic data and biospecimen collection, as well as operational infrastructure for clinical and health services delivery research. This infrastructure will ultimately serve researchers to efficiently generate new evidence on the effectiveness, or comparative effectiveness, of healthcare interventions. This work will substantially enhance the Nation’s capability and capacity to systematically collect and curate prospective and retrospective data that will inform research in populations typically under-represented in randomized controlled clinical trials, such as patients with multiple co-morbidities, extremes of age, rural populations, and minorities.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D. on behalf of the HMO Collaboratory Working Group
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 401, MSC 5475
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475 (For express/courier, use 20817)
Phone: 301-435-2591 Fax: 301-480-3621
Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
Office of Extramural
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
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