Office of Research

NCI National Clinical Trials Network - Network Lead Academic Participating Sites (U10)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions/organizations to establish Network Lead Academic Participating Sites 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; Network Group Statistics and Data Management Centers; Network Group Integrated Translational Science Centers; Lead Academic Participating Site Centers (covered by this FOA); Network Radiotherapy and Imaging Core Services Centers; and a Canadian Collaborating Clinical Trials Network.

The NCTN Network Lead Academic Participating Sites will provide scientific leadership in development and conduct of clinical trials in association with 1 or more adult Network Groups as well as substantial accrual to clinical trials conducted across the entire NCTN.

Eligibility Requirements

An individual who is designated as a PD(s)/PI(s) on the application for a Network Lead Academic Participating Site MUST NOT be listed as a PD/PI on an application for any of the NCTN Components listed below; however, they can be listed as key personnel in these applications, if appropriate:

  • Network Group Operations Centers (RFA-CA-12-010);
  • Network Group Statistical and Data Management Centers (RFA-CA-12-011);
  • Network Radiotherapy and Imaging Core Services Centers (RFA-CA-12-014); and
  • Canadian Collaborating Clinical Trials Network (-RFA-CA-12-504).

Application Instructions

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 by Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


11/20/2012 School/College Deadline
11/20/2012 UW Internal Deadline Closed
01/04/2013 OSP Deadline
01/15/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

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.

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