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COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS To qualify as a NACC-funded collaborative project at least three NIA-funded ADCs must participate. Collaborative projects are hypothesis-driven and address a scientific question outright or provide preliminary data for a subsequent R01 or other research grant. Collaborative projects must involve contribution of new or existing data/specimens, new or previously enrolled subjects, or other data resources from the collaborating centers to meet overall study goals. The study need not be based on subjects already enrolled in the Uniform Data Set (UDS).
JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR PROJECTS Junior Investigators are defined as researchers affiliated with an ADC holding the rank of Assistant Professor or below, including post-docs and trainees. They have also not had previous R01 funding. Analyses must be based on the NACC Uniform Data Set (UDS) or Neuropathology data.