NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Research Opportunity Announcement

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the current Other Transaction Research Opportunity Announcement RM-17-026

We appreciate your interest in the current NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase funding opportunity. The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) are specific to RM-17-026 and will be updated periodically as NIH staff receive questions from potential applicants.

Update on Review of Letters of Intent Submitted under RM-17-026
NIH has reviewed the Letters of Intent (LOIs) received in response to the Other Transaction Research Opportunity Announcement “NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase” RM-17-026. All parties who submitted LOIs in response to RM-17-026 should have received a decision letter from NIH at this time. Please contact commonspilot@od.nih.gov if you submitted an LOI, but have not received a decision letter.

There may be additional opportunities to participate in the Data Commons Pilot as specific needs are identified. To keep informed about NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiatives, please subscribe to the BD2K Updates Listserv. Any future opportunities to participate in the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase will be announced on the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase homepage.

There was an informational webinar for RM-17-026 on Friday, June 23, 2017. Slides from the webinar are available here. A video recording of the webinar is now available. Download the video transcript.

View and Download additional Frequently Asked Questions gathered leading up to and during the June 23 Informational Webinar.

 

Frequently-asked Questions for RM-17-026

1. What are Other Transactions (OTs)?

2. What is an Other Transaction (OT) Agreement?

3. What is a Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA), and how does it differ from a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)?

4. Who is eligible to apply for an Other Transaction (OT) award under the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase?

5. What is the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium (DCPPC)?

6. What are the test case datasets to be included in the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase?

7. What is the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium (DCPPC) Steering Committee, and who serves on it?

8. What are External Program Consultants (EPCs)?

9. What does it mean for the activities of the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium to be implemented in multiple phases?

10. How long is Stage 1 of the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase expected to be?

11. Is a Letter of Intent (LOI) required for the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Research Opportunity Announcement RM-17-026?

12. How should Letters of Intent (LOIs) and applications for RM-17-026 be submitted?

13. How will Letters of Intent (LOIs) be reviewed to determine who will be invited to submit a full application for RM-17-026?

14. After the review of Letters of Intent (LOIs), when will invitations to submit applications be sent?

15. May I submit more than one application to the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Research Opportunity Announcement RM-17-026?

16. What registrations are required in order to receive an award, and how long does registration generally take?

17. What is “Objective Review”?

18. Are appeals of the Objective Review process allowed?

19. What are the evaluation criteria for Objective Review of applications submitted under RM-17-026?

20. What is the project period of an Other Transaction (OT) award made under RM-17-026?

21. What is the likely number of awards to be made under RM-17-026?

22. If my application is not selected for funding after Objective Review, may I resubmit it?

23. What is a Secure E-mail & File Transfer Service (SEFT) account and why may I need one?

24. After Objective Review, when will I hear back whether my application may receive an Other Transaction (OT) award?

25. What happens following selection of meritorious applicants for an Other Transaction (OT) award?

26. What are the roles and responsibilities of the NIH staff who will work on the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase?

27. Who are the NIH Contacts for RM-17-026?

28. Are there any mandatory meetings associated with the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium?

This page last reviewed on July 19, 2017