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ARRA-AHRQ Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research (U13)

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Limited Submission Announcement

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites applications for the ARRA-AHRQ Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition: Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum for Comparative Effectiveness Research (U13). Large Conference Support (U13) grant applications will propose to advance methods related to the development of the infrastructure and methodology for collecting and analyzing prospective data from electronic clinical databases for comparative effectiveness research.

The EDM forum will convene investigators who are conducting PROSPECT (Prospective Outcome Systems using Patient-specific Electronic data to Compare Tests and therapies) studies on comparative effectiveness of clinical interventions used in priority conditions and populations, other experts in clinical registries, distributed research methods, health information technology and outcomes research, practicing clinicians, representatives from relevant organizations, and other stakeholders as needed. The EDM forum, through a series of meetings and workshops, will identify the challenges to conducting comparative effectiveness research using electronic data, including but not limited to scientific, technical, organizational, clinical, legal, and ethical issues, and challenges related to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The EDM forum will propose realistic solutions to such challenges, or outline a research agenda and/or discussion that will advance resolution of the issues identified by the forum.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a summary of experience with organizing scientific and technical meetings and workshops, 2) a plan of action for selecting topics for discussion and for speakers, 3) a plan for handling logistics, design of the workgroup structure, and development of materials, and 4) dissemination activities.


$4 million over a maximum of three years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010

Sponsor Deadlines:

January 20, 2010


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