Through this FOA, the NCI solicits administrative supplement requests (applications) from NCI grantees to support preparing and submitting cancer epidemiology data for deposit into NIH/NCI-supported data repositories (e.g., Cancer Epidemiology Data Repository [CEDR], database of Genotypes and Phenotypes [dbGaP], etc.). Datasets from all types of observational cancer epidemiology studies, as well as partial datasets that complement or critically update previously shared data, will be considered.
Appropriate activities for these supplements include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
- Preparing datasets for submission by identifying missing and erroneous data (i.e., "cleaning" data);
- Creating data dictionaries and related dataset documentation;
- Submitting data to an NIH/NCI repository (e.g., CEDR, dbGaP, etc.); and
- Communication with NIH/NCI data repository staff to ensure proper formatting and documentation.
Keeping to the requirement that administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project of the eligible parent award, interested, eligible awardees (as requestors) should be aware that only activities (i.e., augmented efforts) required for depositing and sharing data that are above and beyond the activities covered in the budget of the original grant are eligible for supplemental funding. Notably, data-sharing activities that are required and/or receive support in the parent grant (e.g., genomic data submissions that fall under the current genomic data sharing policy) are NOT appropriate for this FOA.