Limited Competition: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory - Coordinating Center (U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for continuation of a Coordinating Center to provide national leadership for the NIH Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory program. The Coordinating Center will 1) further develop, adapt, and adopt technical and policy guidelines and best practices for the effective conduct of research studies in partnership with health care systems; 2) work collaboratively with each Demonstration Project team supported through the Collaboratory program, including their partnering health care systems, to develop, test, and implement the proposed Demonstration Projects while providing technical, design, and coordination support; 3) learn and disseminate the best strategies for engaging health care systems as research partners to improve health and care delivery; and 4) learn, develop, and disseminate the best means of conducting pragmatic clinical trials in health care systems to improve the scientific community’s ability to perform future pragmatic trials. The Coordinating Center will also serve as the central resource for the activities of the HCS Collaboratory.     


  • Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): February 2, 2017
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): February 2, 2017

RFA-RM-16-018 Expiration Date February 3, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility to apply to this FOA is limited to the Renewal of the current Coordinating Center for the Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory (U54). This limited competition will allow consortium agreement(s) to bring in needed expertise.



Amount Description

Budget is limited to $2 million total costs per year.

The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 2, 2017