CDER's Grant Program for Data Standards Development
CDER’s grant program to fund projects that develop disease/domain specific therapeutic area data standards was launched in May 2011. The funding opportunity announcement can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-209.html. Funding preference will be given to projects that address existing data standards challenges and aim to create standards under the CDISC and HL7 processes.
In September 2011, CDER made two awards as shown in the table below. Results are expected within the one year period for the selected projects. Future awards are subject to receipt of qualified applications and availability of funds. Application due dates are: June 1, 2012; November 15, 2012; June 1, 2012; and November 15, 2013.
Data Standards Grants Awarded
|Grant Awardee||Project Title||Funding Limit||Award Period|
Rebecca Kush, PhD
Advancing Regulatory Science through Novel Terminology and Standards Development
(project is focusing on standards development processes specific for therapeutic areas and the development of a virology domain)
|$148,000||September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012|
Meredith Nahm, PhD
|Synthesis and Harmonization of High Impact Data Elements (project is focusing on Schizophrenia and is also collaborating on development of standards for collection of Cardiovascular Imaging data)||$205,566||September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012|