X01 resource access award for the NIH Brain Development Cohorts (NBDC) Biospecimen Access Program
NIDA has issued an X01 resource access award for the NIH Brain Development Cohorts (NBDC) Biospecimen Access Program, in conjunction with NIAAA, NIEHS, NIMH, NIMHD, NCI, OBSSR, and ORWH. This program provides the research community access to biospecimens collected from the ABCD Study participants.
If you are interested in using ABCD Study biospecimens in your research, please start by reviewing the NBDC Biospecimen Access Program website for more information about the ABCD Study, the available resources, the process for applying to the X01 Resource Access Program, and Frequently Asked Questions. Then, go the NBDC portal, and navigate to the “Requesting Biospecimens” tab to help guide you through the process. Be sure to select the “Researcher” role when creating your account on the NBDC Portal. You’ll need to obtain funding before you can apply for the X01.
If you have questions on the process or resource after reviewing the website and portal, please contact the NBDC Biospecimen Team.
NIDA Funding Opportunity Announcement for Education Activities for Responsible Analyses of Complex, Large-Scale Data
NIDA has issued a funding opportunity announcement encouraging applications that seek to advance methodological rigor in biomedical and behavioral research by supporting training on the responsible analyses of complex, large-scale datasets involving brain, behavioral, genomic, and socioenvironmental data. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Analytical approaches for large-scale, longitudinal data
- Enhanced rigor and robustness in research practice (e.g., pre-registration of experimental protocols, plans, and analyses)
- Estimation of meaningful associations, including population inferences, effect sizes, control of covariates, and interpretation of associations
- Ethical conduct of biomedical and behavioral research, including consideration of social constructs such as race/ethnicity and gender, and the potential for stigmatization
- Community-partnered research to inform data analyses and interpretation
- Consideration of socioenvironmental contexts known to introduce inequities, such as family income and education, employment, housing, neighborhood-level characteristics, and exposure to violence
- Factors to consider when examining the influence of socioenvironmental factors (e.g., non-random data missingness, sampling methodologies)
In addition, NIDA emphasizes responsible analyses of data related to neurodevelopment and neurocognition, as it relates to the substance use trajectory. Research education programs may complement ongoing research training and education occurring at the applicant institution, but the proposed educational experiences must be distinct from those training and education programs currently receiving Federal support. R25 programs may augment institutional research training programs (e.g., T32, T90) but cannot be used to replace or circumvent Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) programs.
Secondary data analysis funding opportunity announcements
NIDA has issued two secondary data analysis funding opportunity announcements focused on substance use trajectories and risk and resilience of substance use disorder. You can review the Requests for Application here and here.
NIMH, along with NIAAA, NIEHS and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, have issued funding opportunity announcements for ABCD secondary data analysis. Note that these are reissues of PAR-19-162 and PAR-19-163. You can review them here and here.