CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center (U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Data to Health Coordination Center (CD2H-CC) that will support the activities of the CTSA Program in using data to translate discoveries to health benefit.  The CTSA Program supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally, and nationally, and fosters excellence and innovation in research methods, informatics, training, and career development.  The CTSA Program is evolving into an innovative national consortium of academic medical centers that comprises  “hubs” —  working together to support translational science and improve the research process in order to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. It is expected that the CD2H-CC will 1) support and enhance a collaborative informatics community for the CTSA Program, 2) develop Good Data Practice (GDP) for information stewardship, 3) promote software standards for interoperability, 4) foster collaborative innovation in the area of informatics tools, methods, and processes, 5) stimulate the use of cutting edge biomedical research informatics and data science education for CTSA Program researchers, and 6) evaluate the impact of CD2H-CC activities to enhance health through the use of informatics resources.  Through these activities it is expected that the CD2H-CC will discover, develop, demonstrate, and disseminate innovation in informatics tools, standards, methods, and processes and will facilitate collaboration and consortium activities in the area of innovative informatics solutions that will translate to health benefit.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: February 28, 2017
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): March 14, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): April 14, 2017

RFA-TR-17-006 Expiration Date April 15, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the informatics field and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed activities. The PD(s)/PI(s) should have a strong track record coordinating and administrating large and collaborative networks, demonstrated experience in effectively communicating, messaging and disseminating various resources and information to stakeholders and to the broader scientific community. The PD(s)/PI(s) are each expected to commit at least two person months effort per year and preferably three to six person months per year effort to the award.

Applicants should document the PD/PI's (and, as relevant, additional senior/key personnel's) experience in 1) fulfilling the mission of the CTSA Program or another comparable program, 2) coordinating and administrating large and collaborative networks, 3) expertise and experience in the area of informatics, 4) effectively communicating, messaging and disseminating various resources and information to stakeholders and to the broader scientific community.    



Amount Description

Application needs to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and are limited to $3.5M per year in direct costs.  

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.  

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

February 28, 2017

External Deadline

April 14, 2017