Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NICHD Seeks Grant Applications

NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) posted a Request for Applications on May 24th to develop a “Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research Data Coordinating Center (RFA-HD-12-201).

Institutions of higher education, nonprofits, for-profits including small businesses, and state and local governments are encouraged to apply and to participate with NICHD as part of the Data Coordinating Center in an international multi-center research network.

The U.S and developing country research teams and institutions are taking part in the Global Network to do high quality sustainable collaborative research on women’s and children’s health research. The Global Network includes seven clinical research units, the Data Coordinating Center and is designed to perform randomized clinical trials to try to reduce the risk of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood mortality and significant morbidity in low income countries.

The Data Coordinating Center plays a role in data management and analysis, provides statistical expertise, and logistical services as required by the Global Network. In addition, the Center will financially support specialty consultations, specialty services and other study needs and be responsible for site monitoring, developing data management systems and databases, and developing analytic capacity.

Letters of intent are due on July 11, 2011 with applications due August 11, 2011. To view the RFA, go to