Liver Cirrhosis Network: Scientific and Data Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NIDDK is proposing the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network through this Funding Opportunity Announcement which is seeking a single Scientific Data Coordination Center; and in conjunction with RFA-DK-20-003 seeking Clinical Research Centers, in order to promote clinical and translational research on cirrhosis of the liver in adults.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants at Duke should contact Paul Noe ( as early as possible.
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 1, 2020
  • Application Due Date(s): December 1, 2020

RFA-DK-20-004 Expiration Date December 02, 2020

Agency Website

Amount Description

The NIDDK intends to commit $6 million in FY 2021 to support two related approaches to the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network as embodied in RFA-DK-20-003 and RFA-DK-20-004. It is expected that up to 11 awards will be supported in FY 2021 in total under these two RFAs. It is expected that only one Scientific and Data Coordination Center will be supported in FY 2021 under this FOA.
 Initial award request may be no more than $1,500,000 direct costs. Based on project data provided in the future annual RPPR, the award may be adjusted (e.g., reduced or increased above the initial budget threshold) to accommodate scientific needs associated with the Network operations and approved scientific projects.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 1, 2020