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Dec 08, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
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Jan 20, 2010
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Jan 20, 2010
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Recovery Act-Comparative Effectiveness Research - AHRQ
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following:
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Units of local government
Under the most recently enacted reauthorization legislation, AHRQ is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with for-profit organizations, as well as with public and not-for-profit entities. Thus for the purpose of this FOA, AHRQ will make grants only to non-profit organizations. For-profit organizations may participate in projects as members of consortia or as subcontractors only. Foreign institutions may participate in projects as members of consortia or as subcontractors only. Applications submitted by for-profit organizations and foreign institutions will be returned without review. Organizations described in section 501(c) 4 of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying are not eligible.
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for AHRQ support. This project requires a minimum PD/PI effort of 10 percent.
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
This AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to AHRQ under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites Large Conference Support (U13) grant applications from organizations that propose to advance methods related to the development of the infrastructure and methodology for collecting and analyzing prospective data from electronic clinical databases for comparative effectiveness research.
Purpose. The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) forum will convene investigators who are conducting PROSPECT (Prospective Outcome Systems using Patient-specific Electronic data to Compare Tests and therapies) studies on comparative effectiveness of clinical interventions used in priority conditions and populations (please see RFA-HS-10-005), other experts in clinical registries, distributed research methods, health information technology and outcomes research, practicing clinicians, representatives from relevant organizations, and other stakeholders as needed.The EDM forum, through a series of meetings and workshops, will identify the challenges to conducting comparative effectiveness research using electronic data, including but not limited to scientific, technical, organizational, clinical, legal, and ethical issues, and challenges related to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).The EDM forum will propose realistic solutions to such challenges, or outline a research agenda and/or discussion that will advance resolution of the issues identified by the forum.