Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Alcohol Services Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institutes of Health

Due Date: 5/7/2020

Budget: Negotiable

Opportunity: PAR-18-203


This FOA seeks low-cost, pragmatic research projects that leverage electronic clinical records to conduct studies that address novel health services questions about the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in routine clinical care settings. Although projects may be supplemented by other data sources, it is expected that major data collection activities will be integrated into, or obtained from, routine clinical records and other electronic resources, such as patient registries, electronic health records, data warehouses, billing data, pharmacy records, and/or administrative records. Projects should address questions with direct relevance for improving clinical care for patients with AUD, while contributing to an understanding of the current utility and remaining barriers to using electronic health records in the conduct of AUD treatment services research.

This FOA provides R21 support for research planning activities and feasibility assessment, followed by possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase). The transition to the R33 phase will be determined by NIAAA program staff after evaluation of the project’s achievement of specific milestones set for the R21 phase.

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