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Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens to Address Clinical Aging Research Questions (R01)

Funding Number: PA-09-265
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: September 29, 2009
Expiration Date: January 8, 2013
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Purpose. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications to support short term projects involving secondary analysis of existing data sets or stored biospecimens, to address clinically-related issues on aging changes influencing health across the life span, and/or on diseases and disabilities in older persons.This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support activities addressing specific hypotheses in clinical aging research and/or to inform the design and implementation of future epidemiologic or human intervention studies, or current geriatric practice in maintenance of health, management of disease, and prevention of disability.Existing data sets may also be used to develop and test new statistical analytical approaches.Costs for archiving of data to be made publicly available may be included in the budget, as long as the archival activities are related to the proposed secondary analyses. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the research project (R01) grant mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The total amount to be awarded depends on the scientific merit of the applications and the funds available in NIAs general funding pool.Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.