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NIH Disease Data Organizing Center [PD-DOC] (U24)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), solicits applications to develop a redesigned and enhanced Parkinson's Disease Data Organizing Center [PD-DOC] (U24). The goal of this program is a resource that will serve the Parkinson's disease (PD) research community by developing an ongoing repository for data from clinical trials and clinical studies, including epidemiologic and genetic studies, related to PD, and sharing of these data to enhance research. These data may include clinical as well as associated imaging, genetic, and neuropathology data elements. In addition, the Center will link clinical data with associated genetic, biospecimen, imaging, and neuropathology data as available in other databases. The Parkinson's Disease Data Organizing Center also will develop a flexible web-based data entry system using standardized common data elements for PD clinical research studies that can be modified by investigators for a variety of clinical research studies. The Center will also maintain an up-to-date listing of resources for researchers in the scientific community. Ongoing outreach efforts should be undertaken to maximize data sharing via this resource in order to optimize research in PD. The information technology employed should serve to optimize the accessibility and usefulness of the information within the data organizing center.

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 March 19, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a summary of 1) previous research accomplishments regarding database development and management, 2) data regarding productivity from prior databases developed, 3) impact of the prior database(s) on advancing research in the indicated diseases(s) / research field(s), 4) the project plan, and 5) the data sharing plan.


It is anticipated that the first year costs will be greater than in subsequent years. The budget for the first year is expected to range between $600,000 and 1.4 million in direct costs. It is anticipated that the subsequent years will range between $400,000 and $500,000 in direct costs per year. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., March 5, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due March 5, 2010
Full proposals due April 30, 2010


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