Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) – Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites applications for a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to support projects from RFA-HL-20-003 Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR), which will test late-stage (T4) implementation strategies for optimally and sustainably delivering proven-effective, evidence-based, multi-level interventions to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and promote and improve population health in high-burden communities.  The DECIPHeR RCC will coordinate activities across all of the DECIPHeR projects, including coordinating and managing in-person and virtual network steering committee meetings and working groups; promoting collaboration and communication among investigators and the broader research community; coordinating network outreach activities; promoting skills development in implementation science; organizing, establishing, and managing a global implementation data safety and monitoring board (DSMB); and providing clinical study and site monitoring for DECIPHeR awards.  For the purpose of this FOA, T4 implementation research is defined as research to identify strategies to achieve sustainable uptake of proven-effective interventions into routine clinical and public health practice and community-based settings and maximize the positive impact on population health.

Receipt Date:

Expires: May 17, 2019

Total Awards:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

NHLBI intends to fund up to one award, corresponding to total costs of up to $750,000 in Fiscal Year 2020, $625,000 total costs in FY2021 to FY2025 and $750,000 in Fiscal year 2026.


Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-004.html