Sickle Cell Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Data Coordinating Center (U24)

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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

Purpose

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.

Objectives

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.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HL-17-007
Funding Opportunity Title: Sickle Cell Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Data Coordinating Center (U24)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 93.839 — Blood Diseases and Resources Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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
Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
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.

Additional Information

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
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