New Opportunities for Collaborative Research in FHS

Framingham Heart Study investigators are encouraging collaboration with interested outside investigators to assemble a portfolio of investigator-initiated grant applications for innovative research that involve new data collection from the participants. Grant applications to NIH would be best submitted by February 2014 in order to support a clinical examination that starts in 2015, though the Framingham Study would also coordinate later submission of applications. Consultation with the Framingham Study is necessary to ensure the proposed research is appropriate for the study population, ascertain existing data availability, and determine resource needs. The study has its own policies, procedures, and timeline for reviewing and approving ancillary study proposals before a grant application may be submitted for funding. Please contact Greta Lee Splansky, gretalee@bu.edu, if you are interested in developing an application.