This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish Network Group Operations Centers for the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The goal of the NCTN is to develop and conduct state-of-the-art cancer treatment and advanced imaging clinical trials, especially large, definitive multi-institutional trials evaluating new cancer therapies and related clinical approaches for both adult and pediatric patients. The NCTN consists of six components, each with its own FOA, which are: Network Group Operations Centers (covered by this FOA); Network Group Statistics and Data Management Centers; Network Group Integrated Translation Science Support Centers; Lead Academic Participating Site Centers; Network Radiotherapy and Imaging Core Services Centers; and a Canadian Collaborating Clinical Trials Network.
The NCTN Network Group Operations Centers will provide scientific leadership for developing and implementing multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional trials in a range of cancer types and special populations with specific scientific strategy and goals.
An individual who is designated as a PD/PI on the application for a Network Group Operations Center MUST NOT be listed as a PD/PI on an application for any of the NCTN key components listed below:
However, an individual who is designated as a PD/PI on the application for a Network Group Operations Center can, if appropriate, be listed as key personnel on the application for its associated Network Group Statistics and Data Management Center and/or on the application for the Network Radiotherapy and Imaging Core Services Centers (RFA-CA-12-014), but not on the other applications listed above and not on applications for other Network Group Statistics and Data Management Centers.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, and Biosketch of the PI by email to email@example.com by Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.