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The goal of this initiative is to solicit research grant applications for
ancillary studies investigating obesity-related research questions in
conjunction with six NIDDK-sponsored cooperative agreement clinical trials
and consortia and one NIA-sponsored cooperative agreement.
These ancillary study proposals may utilize patients and/or patient materials
from the seven clinical cooperative agreements cited below, subject to study-
specific restrictions. Acceptable studies will vary depending upon the
parent cooperative agreement and may include investigation of the genetic and
environmental factors underlying obesity, of the pathogenesis of obesity and
associated co-morbidities, of surrogate markers or biomarkers for obesity-
related disease and therapeutic effects of interventions, and of new
technologies for measurement of diet, physical activity and energy balance.
The NIA is particularly interested in ancillary projects elucidating the
relationships of aging changes to the above topics. Potential applicants are
encouraged to consider any of the cooperative agreements included in this RFA
as a resource for addressing aging-relevant research questions.
The NCCAM is interested in supporting investigations of complementary or
alternative approaches to weight maintenance and the prevention and treatment
of overweight or obesity.
The following seven major cooperative agreement clinical trials or networks
qualify for submission of ancillary studies under this announcement:
o Look AHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes
o Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)
o Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN)
o Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY)
o Bariatric Surgery Clinical Research Consortium (BSCRC).
o Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy
o Weight Reduction for Incontinence Network (WIN)
These cooperative agreements are the only trials or networks for which
ancillary study applications will be accepted under this announcement. The
first two of these cooperative agreements are currently in progress and can
accommodate applications for all receipt dates. The NASH CRN, the TODAY
study, the Bariatric Surgery Clinical Research Consortium, and the WIN study
are still in the design phase and CALERIE is in the pilot testing phase.
These five studies will not be ready to accept ancillary study proposals
until the later receipt dates.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research
Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Research
Research and Training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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