Please review the most Frequently Asked Questions about CNICS below before contacting the Operations Center for more information:
Can anyone submit a concept study to use the CNICS data or specimens?
Yes, anyone is eligible to submit a concept study for review by the Research Coordinating Committee (RCC). Any investigator who can be reasonably expected to conduct the proposed work is eligible to submit a concept proposal to CNICS. This includes, but is not limited to: researchers at CNICS sites, CFAR academic centers, non-CFAR academic centers, funding entities, and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. Please note, for biotech/pharmaceutical companies, all analyses will be conducted by the CNICS Epidemiology and Biostatistical Core. CNICS data will not be shared with for-profit or third party entities.
Only approved studies are granted access to the CNICS data or specimens. The requirements for submission of studies for review include the use of CNICS forms, timelines and SOPs. To avoid conflicts and overlap, a member of our leadership team or our designee must be included as a Co-Investigator on all submitted studies. CNICS leaders are listed on the CNICS People page of our website. If you need assistance finding a collaborator, contact CNICS directly.