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RFA-OD-20-019: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Data Coordination Center (DCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                             First-come, first-served.

LOI:                                                        August 31, 2020

External Deadline:                            September 30, 2020

Award Information:                         Type: Cooperative Agreement

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: NIH intends to commit up to $ 6.2 Million in FY 2021 to fund one award.

Who May Serve as PI:                   Standard NIH eligibility requirements.

Link to Award:                    

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Purpose:                                              NIH is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Radical (RADx-rad) Initiative.

Specifically, this FOA seeks to fund a single cooperative agreement for a RADx-rad Data Coordination Center (DCC) to serve as a communication center and data hub for RADx-rad awardees.

Specific Research Objectives:

  1. Administration and CoordinationThe administrative functions include facilitating the work of the RADx-rad research awardees and NIH scientific staff in the overall program management of the initiative. Activities should include, but are not limited to:
  1. Data Collection, Integration and Sharing – The DCC will manage data collection, integration, and sharing for the RADx-rad awardees. It will apply appropriate biomedical informatics and data science approaches for managing a broad range of data types, including identifying approaches for harmonizing and merging data where feasible, working with latent variable structures, and other strategies to create a data ecosystem for the RADx-rad consortia . The DCC should also have expertise in the design and analytic methods appropriate for studies that test and evaluate technologies for human use. Activities must include at least the following:
  1. Data Management and Use – The RADx-rad DCC will provide expertise and disseminate information on emerging and new innovations on COVID-19 diagnostics and test modalities.

Budgetary Requirements:              Application budgets are limited to $4 Million in annual direct costs.