Carolinas Collaborative now accepting funding applications for 2018–2019

June 19, 2018

North and South Carolina are home to 4 CTSA hubs: Duke University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University. The four CTSAs have partnered with Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) to create the Carolinas Collaborative, a data resource that harmonizes the electronic health record data across the institutions to expedite clinical research and quality improvement activities.

In an effort to promote inter-institutional collaborations and to increase use of the Carolinas Collaborative resources, the four CTSAs are soliciting funding proposals that involve at least two of the Carolina CTSAs and utilize the data available from the Carolinas Collaborative to generate new knowledge and improve the quality of care delivered to patients in the Carolinas. This collaborative pilot Request for Application (RFA) is in line with the priorities of the NIH and other funders to use the electronic health records for clinical research within and across integrated delivery systems.

The work should collect preliminary data to lead to a competitive proposal to an external funding agency (NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, etc.) within 1 year from funding.

Funding Opportunity Details

  • $25,000 per institution
  • Purpose: CTSAs at Duke, the Medical University of South Carolina, UNC-CH, and Wake Forest, have partnered with Health Sciences South Carolina to create a 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 research must use the component electronic health record data warehouses from at least two of the four CTSAs.
  • 2018 Applications are now open. 

Key Application Dates

  • Informational Webinar: June 29, 2018 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. 
  • Application Submission Deadline: August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Selection of Awardees: by September 30, 2018
  • Funding period: 12 months beginning no more than 60 days after notification of the award and ending no later than November 30, 2019.

View and download the RFA here.

Register for the informational webinar here.

​The slides will be made available for anyone who cannot join this optional educational event.