Research Methods Grant Program Available

The CCTST annually requests applications for innovative research addressing biostatistical, epidemiological, and other methods developments that hold promise for advancing the conduct or analysis of clinical and translational studies. The most recent deadline was January 26, 2015.

Methodologic Research Program

The Methodologic Research Program advances methodologic research in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics and related disciplines in order to enhance the capacity to conduct and analyze data from clinical and translational studies. This program will support promising innovations with potentially important applications that may enhance validity, efficiency, and causal inference of clinical and translational studies. Relevance for clinical and translational research is a key evaluation criterion, and coordination with ongoing CCTST research is encouraged.

Up to $10,000 may be requested for a one year, non-renewable award. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, novel statistical methods development for design and analysis of clinical and translational studies; novel methods of subject enrollment, retention, and data or sample collection and management; and validation of novel scales or predictive models using existing datasets to address important clinical and translational research needs, e.g., quality of life, attitudes, and prediction of key behaviors or critical health outcomes.

The Methodologic Research Program expects to make 2 to 3 non-renewable awards annually. Criteria for evaluation include scholarly merit of the proposed activities, innovation and application of the proposed research program to address important methodological issues in clinical and translational research, capabilities of the principal investigators, and potential for future extramural funding. All 80% or greater FTE faculty members based at UC, Cincinnati Children’s or the Cincinnati VA Medical Center are eligible to apply. Applicants must be CCTST members. (Join free of charge.)

RFA for the January 26, 2015 deadline

Recent Awardees

For more information, email Sandra Geideman or call (513) 636-9776.