Project Development Teams

Project Development Teams2021-02-14T07:31:44-05:00

The Indiana CTSI Project Development Teams (PDTs), and the Peer Review & Mentoring Committees (PRMCs), provide investigators access to experts who can help implement high-quality pilot projects that generate successful external grant submissions.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The overall mission of the PDTs/PRMCs is to “Increase the translation of health sciences research and health care delivery to the people of Indiana and beyond by facilitating an environment that enables the conduct of clinical and translational research.”

Committees consist of multidisciplinary researchers who assist investigators in developing ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams serve as “one stop shops” by providing investigators access to protocol development; pilot funding; biostatistics; IRB/regulatory and nursing support; facilitation of collaboration with other investigators and access to Core Resources on the IUPUI, IU, Purdue and Notre Dame campuses, all in one meeting. Pilot awards are typically up to $15,000 for two years.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The PDT/PRMC mechanism is for faculty within the Indiana CTSI consortium, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. Note: Post-doctoral and clinical fellows can utilize this mechanism for project advice, but not for pilot funding.

  1. Community, Healthcare Delivery, & Implementation Science: Supports translational research relating to how to improve health outcomes and promote sustainability in communities, including behavioral science, clinical interventions and access to patients, families, and communities. Strengths include epidemiology, sociology, implementation science, and communications
  2. Concepts to Clinic: Supports a wide range of research projects, including those on the path from basic science and/or animal models to all phases of clinical trials.
  3. Human Health & Biomedical Technology: Supports biomedical research innovations related to human health therapeutics and diagnostics by leveraging the major expertise at Purdue University. Strengths include biomedical technologies, nutritional health, analytical chemistry, regulatory issues and intellectual property concerns.
  4. Networks, Complex Systems & Health: Supports network science and complex systems research with a health-related focus. Strengths include survey research, social and biological networks, and statistical methodology.
  5. Pediatric Sciences: Supports multidisciplinary clinical and translational research projects in pediatric populations.
  6. Structural & Social Determinants of Health: Supports basic, clinical and translational research that 1) enables a deeper understanding of how social, economic, and environmental contexts shape patterns of health and wellness, including onset of diseases and disorders, within communities; and 2)  informs effective treatments and interventions to promote equitable opportunities for good health and wellbeing.
  7. Obesity & Metabolism:  Supports research in obesity, metabolic diseases, diabetes, and lipid signaling
  8. Neuroscience & Cancer:  Supports research in imaging, psychiatry, neurodegeneration, cancer biochemistry and pharmacology, and cell signaling.

Application Guidelines

The application process is contingent on the stage of the project:

  • (Approach 1) New or early idea; concept development and validation
  • (Approach 2) Project development; seeking first grant submission and additional resources, e.g. pilot funding, collaborators, regulatory support, statistical support;
  • (Approach 3) Project needs revision after first round grant submission and possible resources for a resubmission

Please select the appropriate approach below to submit your application.

  • New or early idea; concept development and validation
  • Files Needed to Upload:
    • NIH-style Specific Aims Page
    • Key Personnel NIH Biosketch(es)

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  •  Project development; seeking first grant submission and additional resources, e.g. pilot funding, collaborators, regulatory support, statistical support
  •  Files Needed to Upload:
    •  Proposal/Grant
    •  Pilot Funding Budget & Justification (if seeking pilot funds)
    •  Pilot Study Aim(s), Experimental Approach, & Study Timeline (if seeking pilot funds)
    •  Key Personnel NIH Biosketch(es)

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  • Project needs revision after first round grant submission and possible resources for a resubmission
  • Files Needed to Upload:
    • Original Grant
    • Reviewers’ Comments/Summary Statement
    • Preliminary Response to Reviewer Comments (e.g. point-by-point or categorized)
    • Draft Introduction for the Resubmission (1-page)
    • Revised Specific Aims Page, if appropriate
    • Pilot Funding Budget & Justification (if seeking pilot funds)
    • Aim(s), Experimental Approach, & Study Timeline of Pilot Study (if seeking pilot funds)
    • Key Personnel NIH Biosketch(es)
    • Key Personnel NIH Biosketch(es)

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If you have any questions, please contact Lane Coffee at (317) 278-2150 or rlcoffee@iu.edu.

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