The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate as a National Data Management Center for the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. Separate FOAs have been issued to solicit applications for the Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (RFA-NS-13-011) and the National Clinical Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-13-012). The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site exploratory phase 1/2 and confirmatory phase 3 clinical trials focused on key interventions, as well as biomarker-validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials, in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches. The network will include multiple regional coordinating stroke centers around the U.S. representing a larger number of community stroke centers all coordinated through separate National Clinical Coordinating and Data Management Centers.
Please submit a two to three-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to email@example.com by Thursday, May 16, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full applications are due to the sponsor 8/14/13, and so those materials will need to be in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 8/7/13.
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.