Lung Transplant Consortium – Clinical Centers (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Funding Opportunity ID:331745
Opportunity Number:RFA-HL-22-002
Opportunity Title:Lung Transplant Consortium – Clinical Centers (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.838
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.
Agency Code:HHS-NIH11
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Posted Date:Feb 25, 2021
Close Date:Jun 15, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 25, 2021
Award Ceiling:$275,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications from lung transplant clinical centers (CCs) to form a cooperative multi-site Lung Transplant Consortium (LTC). The LTC will support CCs in conducting observational and complementary mechanistic clinical research studies that aim to understand the impact of site-specific lung transplant selection criteria and clinical management strategies on donor lung utilization and/or early post-transplant outcomes such as the development of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and acute lung allograft dysfunction (ALAD) in recipients. Each CC application must consist of a multidisciplinary investigative team that includes a lung transplant surgeon and a lung transplant pulmonologist, and be comprised of primary and subsites that have a combined annual lung transplant volume of at least 100 transplants. Each CC application should propose hypothesis-driven scientific questions to assess certain donor and/or recipient clinical practices and their impact on donor lung utilization, PGD, ALAD or other relevant short-term outcomes that can be addressed through observational data and/or biospecimen collection and analysis at the sites included in their application. In addition, the CCs will be expected to enroll participants and contribute to a core set of data and biospecimens to be collected across all participating consortium sites through the implementation of a common research protocol under the auspices of a centralized Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and a Steering Committee (SC). By leveraging this shared longitudinal resource, LTC investigators will have the tools to identify and answer additional important research questions involving lung transplantation. This FOA runs in parallel with a separate FOA that invites applications for the LTC Data Coordinating Center, solicited under RFA-HL-22-003.
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