Small Vessel VCID Biomarker Validation Consortium Sites (U01)(Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

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Funding Opportunity ID:330000
Opportunity Number:RFA-NS-21-005
Opportunity Title:Small Vessel VCID Biomarker Validation Consortium Sites (U01)(Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.853
93.866
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); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.
Agency Code:HHS-NIH11
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Posted Date:Nov 23, 2020
Close Date:Mar 09, 2021
Last Updated Date:Nov 23, 2020
Award Ceiling:$800,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$8,400,000
Expected Number of Awards:7
Description:T?o invite applications to an open competition to be one of up to 7 supported sites in the next phase of the NINDS small vessel vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) biomarkers consortium. The original consortium, established under RFA-NS-16-019 and RFA-NS-16-020, pursued initial stages of multi-site validation of 11 candidate imaging-based and fluid-based biomarkers. The primary objective of the next 5 years is to carry out comprehensive multi-site clinical validation of up to six of these 11 biomarkers to be selected by the NINDS in a process separate from this FOA. The focus will be validation in longitudinal studies of diverse all-comers populations that are typical in clinical settings in the United States. The network of sites will provide scientific expertise and experimental infrastructure to pursue these goals synergistically including with the Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-21-004). At the conclusion of clinical validation each biomarker will have a designated category and context of use as defined by the FDA and a finalized public protocol that describes all details needed to utilize the biomarker. The sites will drive the consortium scientifically and contribute administratively to comprehensive rigorous clinical validation of biomarkers for future clinical trials, including in large phase III trials, and for generating scientific breakthroughs in our understanding and treatment of VCID.
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