New Study: OAT
A new study, Occluded Artery Trial (OAT), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
New Study: ACRN BASALT/TALC
A new study, Asthma Clinical Research Network (ACRN) Trial - Best Adjustment Strategy for Asthma in Long Term (BASALT) and Tiotropium Bromide as an Alternative to Increased Inhaled Corticosteroid in Patients Inadequately Controlled on a Lower Dose of Inhaled Corticosteroid (TALC), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
Data Update for MESA Study
Data has been updated for the MESA study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). It now includes data from Exam 4 and additional follow-up data.
New BioLINCC Handbook Published
The BioLINCC Handbook is now available on the BioLINCC website. This updated guide to accessing the NHLBI Biologic and Data Repositories replaces the previous Operational Guidelines and provides information and how-to instructions on all aspects of the program.
PACS Data Available
Data from the Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection Study (PACS) are now available for request.
New Study: MASM
A new study, New Data Analysis Methods for Actigraphy in Sleep Medicine (MASM), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
New Study: REDS-II MS
A new study, Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study - II (REDS-II) Molecular Surveillance (MS), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
R21 Funding Opportunity
The NHLBI has released a new R21 funding opportunity to support secondary dataset analysis. Data can come from a variety of sources including the datasets available through BioLINCC. The first receipt date is February 20, 2013.
Secondary Dataset Analyses in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders (R21) http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-009.html
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate well-focused secondary analyses of existing human datasets to test innovative hypotheses concerning the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention or treatment of diseases/conditions relevant to the NHLBI mission. Analyzing existing datasets in novel ways provides a cost-effective method to address research questions and generate preliminary data for subsequent research proposals.
RFI: Building an MDS National Resource
NHLBI and NCI are seeking input on building an MDS National Resource
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute have released a Request for Information (RFI) titled "Building a National Resource to Study Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)" at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-12-147.html.
The RFI is seeking input from the MDS community (practitioners, scientific researchers, patients and patient advocacy groups) on the feasibility and design of a proposed MDS natural history study. The study being considered would collect, store, and make available to the wider scientific community, biospecimens and data to facilitate research leading to a better understanding of disease progression. Responses are being accepted through September 20, 2012.
MHCS-I and MHCS-II Data Available
Data from the Multicenter Hemophilia Cohort Studies (MHCS-I and MHCS-II) are now available for request.
DISC Biospecimens Available
Biospecimens from the Dietary Intervention Study in Children (DISC) are now available for request.
New Other Open Resource: GenTAC
Resource and study contact information for the National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) is now available on BioLINCC. This Other Open Resource is available by application to the GenTAC study group.
New Resource Section Launched: Other Open Resources
Resource information available on BioLINCC is expanding to include collections maintained by external study groups. Although all applications for these resources are managed by these study groups, BioLINCC now provides descriptive information and study group contact information.
New Study: H1N1
A new study, Novel Influenza A Surveillance Registry (H1N1), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
PACS Biospecimens Available
Biospecimens from the Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection Study (PACS) are now available for request.
New Study: PACTG protocol 185
A new study, Anti-HIV Immunoglobulin (HIVIG) in Prevention of Maternal-Fetal HIV Transmission: Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) protocol 185, has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
PEACE Ancillary Studies Available
Data from eight PEACE ancillary studies are now available for request along with PEACE data. The studies are: BNPS, CCPMEA, CGA, CRP, LPPLA2, OPG, RENAL, and TNT.
New Study: Framingham Gen III
A new study, Framingham Heart Study-Third Generation Cohort (Gen III), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
New Study: NANB-TAH
A new study, Natural History Study of Non-A, Non-B Post-Transfusion Hepatitis (NANB-TAH), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.
New Study: JHS
A new study, The Jackson Heart Study (JHS), has been posted to BioLINCC and is available for requests.