NIH Funding Announcement: Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) “Integrating Clinical Research into Primary Care Settings through Network Research Hubs – A Pilot (OT2)”

The NIH Common Fund issued a new Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) “Integrating Clinical Research into Primary Care Settings through Network Research Hubs – A Pilot (OT2).”

The purpose of this limited competition ROA is to invite applications by organizations currently affiliated with and participating in specific existing clinical research networks –to serve as “Network Research Hubs” to conduct clinical research in primary care settings. This opportunity is limited to organizations that focus on serving rural communities and are part of or funded by: NIH Institutional Development Award Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) awards, the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program, and/or the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).

Applications should provide plans to leverage existing networks to conduct research in primary care settings with a focus on engaging underrepresented populations, particularly those in rural or underserved areas, and enhancing study inclusivity. Bringing clinical research studies to individuals in their own communities, informed by those communities, and improving clinical research inclusivity will facilitate the generation of a more broadly applicable evidence base that contributes to improved patient outcomes and health equity for all Americans.

Applications are due on June 14, 2024, by 5:00 PM EDT.  

Technical webinars are scheduled for May 14 at 12:00 PM EDT and May 22 at 12:00 PM EDT. Information about the webinars is forthcoming and will be available on the Common Fund website later this week.

The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – “The Nation’s Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about the NIH and its programs, visit the NIH website.