RFA-HL-17-007 Sickle Cell Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Data Coordinating Center (U24)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for a Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Data Coordinating Center (DCC) to support the activities of the SCD in SSA Collaborative Consortium by providing overall project coordination, administration, data management, and biostatistical support. This FOA particularly seeks applications that plan for effective integration of DCC activities with those of the Collaborative Consortium, NHLBI, and review/monitoring bodies.
A full description of SCD in SSA Collaborative Consortium goals and activities is presented in the companion FOA (RFA-HL-17-006). In short, the Collaborative Consortium, composed of a Consortium Hub institution and at least two additional Collaborating Sites, will be responsible for developing the infrastructure for a future SCD in SSA Research Network that will advance SCD-related epidemiologic, translational, and clinical research.
Applications that address a comprehensive plan to provide overall project coordination, administration, data management, and biostatistical support, are of high programmatic interest. In particular, this FOA seeks applications that propose activities to meet the following goals:
- Provision of overall coordination and administrative support that will include the facilitation of interactions and functions; development and maintenance of operating procedure; creation and management of websites; coordination for the Observational Study Monitoring Board and Steering Committee
- Creation and maintenance of a centralized, electronic sickle hemoglobinopathy data base that will include development of protocols, materials and services; provision of data management, compilation and tracking systems; bioinformatics skills; appropriate consenting procedures; data base training and site visits; creation of public use data sets
- Provision of additional biostatistical, study development, analytic and medical expertise to assist with planning and reporting
- Provision of DCC activities over 4 years, with a 2 year development phase, a 1 year pilot/planning phase and a 1 year implementation phase.
Posted Date:Sep 1, 2015
Creation Date:Sep 1, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications:Feb 26, 2016
Current Closing Date for Applications:Feb 26, 2016
Archive Date:Mar 28, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Listed
Award Ceiling:Award Floor: Not Listed
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
|Additional Information on Eligibility:||Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) in African countries are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations in African countries are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.|
|Agency Name:||National Institutes of Health|
|Description:||The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that propose to develop a Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Data Coordinating Center (DCC) that will support the activities of the SCD in SSA Collaborative Consortium (RFA-HL-17-006). The Collaborative Consortium comprised of a Consortium Hub and at least two additional Collaborating Sites will be responsible for developing the infrastructure for a future SCD in SSA Research Network.|
|Link to Additional Information:||http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-17-007.html|