HEAL Initiative: Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for the NIH Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center.  BACPAC is a patient centric-research program that will focus on translational and clinical research for discovery of chronic low back pain (cLBP) mechanisms, and on identification and testing of new interventions targeted to individual patient. The Research Program will utilize novel analytics and technologies to extensively phenotype patients with low back pain, develop an integrated model of cLBP, produce new and improved diagnostic and treatment algorithms, and will conduct traditional Phase 2 Clinical Trials as well as sequential, adaptive, phase 2/proof of concept clinical studies in stratified patient populations. 

BACPAC will include multiple Mechanistic Research Centers, Technology Research Sites, Phase 2 Clinical Trials (Phase 2CT) and a Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center (DAC). This FOA invites applications for the BACPAC Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center (U24) and runs in parallel with companion FOAs (RFA-AR-19-026) that invites applications for the BACPAC Mechanistic Research Centers, (RFA-AR-19-028) for the BACPAC Technology Sites, and (RFA-AR-19-029) for the Phase 2 Clinical Trials.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: February 4, 2019
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): March 20, 2019

RFA-AR-19-027 Expiration Date March 21, 2019

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $3.6 million direct costs in Year 01.
 
The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical
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
NIH Biosketch of project leader
Draft of the following:
    Project Summary/Abstract – 30 lines of text
    Project Narrative – three sentences
    Specific Aims – 1 page

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for both creating an account (if you don't already have one) and submitting your materials can be found here: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

Internal Deadline

February 4, 2019

External Deadline

March 20, 2019