NIH requests applications to develop an NIH-HMO Collaboratory Coordinating Center as part of the HMO Collaboratory program.
This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact. All Common Fund initiatives encourage investigators to develop bold, innovative, and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.
The HMO Collaboratory program was created to establish a research framework for conducting mega-epidemiology studies and clinical trials in priority disease areas. It aims to speed efficiency, generate faster evidence, take advantage of high-throughput technologies, and leverage known economies of scale across health maintenance organizations (HMOs). The Collaboratory will develop and test the ability of a network of healthcare organizations to conduct potentially transformative research using longitudinal data from large populations. The goal of this announcement is to establish a center that will provide clinical research teams and HMO healthcare providers with the technology and tools to enhance data collection, improve the infrastructure, and ensure the quality and security of research data.
Letters of Intent Due April 27, 2011
Applications Due May 27, 2011
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Laura Lee Johnson, statistician, Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, NCCAM, at 301-435-2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-11-003.html.