VA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to increase the opportunities for Veterans to participate in NCI funded clinical trials. This effort, known as the NCI And VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE), seeks to fund infrastructure at selected VA Medical Centers to help with overcoming recruitment barriers and facilitating participation in NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) studies.
The Request for Applications (RFA) can be read here . Interested sites should note the following:
- Only one application per VA medical center is permitted.
- There is a Letter of Intent deadline of November 29, 2017 to indicate interest in submitting an application.
- Full applications are due on January 10, 2018.
- VA Medical Centers interested in submitting an application must work with in collaboration with their VA non-profit corporations/research and education foundations.
Questions can be directed to CSP@va.gov