Carolinas Collaborative

This multi-site CTSA Translational Research Pilot Program is offering the opportunity for investigators to use electronic health records from multiple health systems in clinical research.

Four CTSAs (Duke University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‐RTI partnership, and Wake Forest University) have partnered with Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) to create this pilot program designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.

The Carolinas Collaborative is a data resource that harmonizes the electronic health record data across local CTSA institutions to expedite clinical research and quality improvement activities.

The proposed pilot work should collect preliminary data to lead to a competitive proposal submitted to an external funding agency (NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, foundation, etc.) within one year from onset of funding.

Projects must demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support for a cohort study or clinical trial. Population health improvement projects should demonstrate significant stakeholder involvement to move it into broader practice patterns, clinical guidelines, and other applications.

Projects must use the component EHR data warehouses from at least two of the four CTSAs. The individual CTSAs, in collaboration with Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), will assist funded awardees in data harmonization activities across the multiple sites using tools including i2b2 and SHRINE.

View the RFA

Submission Due Date

Extended: July 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Apply online

(This program uses the UNC online submission system).