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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Network Recruitment Innovation Centers (RICs) (U24)



This FOA is intended to develop and implement innovative informatics-driven approaches as well as the ethics and policy frameworks that will accelerate the design, conduct, and completion of multi-site clinical trials by establishing Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Recruitment Innovation Centers (RICs).

Informatics applicants should describe how they will integrate the electronic health record (EHR) with research systems; describe any experience they may have in using the EHR for recruitment or research; how they will deal with IT heterogeneity across the CTSA hubs and their spokes (such as affiliated hospitals or clinics); and propose innovative approaches that will allow researchers to rapidly access information across the CTSA network on the estimated number of potential research participants who meet the entry criteria of a given trial protocol.

NLM Contact

Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim,


Deadlines for application – July 22, 2015.

This program expires on July 23, 2015.