Application & Review Process

Please note: If you would like to view a PDF of the application in its entirety before submitting it via this form, please visit this link.
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Step One: Upload a 1-page Specific Aims page here.
  • A representative from the LTC Data Cooperative team will review the Specific Aims page and conduct a brief review to ensure that the proposed study aligns with approved research categories.
  • Feedback will be given to researchers within two weeks.
Step Two: Submit Application.
  • If the Specific Aims page is approved, researchers will be directed to submit an application here.
  • Once received, applications will be reviewed administratively to ensure that all required materials have been submitted and that all necessary components were provided.
Step Three: Initial Review.
  • If the project is not yet funded: The LTC Data Cooperative Research Review Committee will perform an initial review and provide a preliminary approval decision.
    • If requested, a letter of support is provided after the preliminary approval decision.
    • Once funded, researchers must submit proof of funding and any additional required documents (IRB or privacy board approval, consent documents if applicable) to LTCDataCooperative@AHCA.org.
  • If the project has already received funding (or once proof of funding is sent to the LTC Data Cooperative): The application will move onto the application review process.
Step Four: Provider Comment Period
  • The plain language abstract is sent out to providers enrolled in the LTC Data Cooperative during an open public comment period to solicit their feedback about the value of the proposal.
Step Five: Application Review.
  • The LTC Data Cooperative Research Review Committee will review the application and comments from providers and make a recommendation. 
Step Six: Decision & Notification. Final decision will be shared with the Principal Investigator (PI) within 4-6 weeks from date of application submission.
  • If application is recommended: The LTC Data Cooperative Research Review Committee will notify PI of recommendation, listing any outstanding materials and onboarding information, within 4-6 weeks from date of application submission.
    • PIs will be directed to complete and sign a Data Use Agreement (DUA).
    • Once a DUA is executed, PIs will be provided with an onboarding packet and instructions for accessing the data workspace.
  • If application is NOT recommended or more information is required: The LTC Data Cooperative Research Review Committee will notify PI of recommendation and provide a feedback report and rationale within 4-6 weeks from date of submission.
  • If applicant is requesting access to CMS-EHR linked data: If application has been approved, the PI will receive an approval letter and info on how to apply to NIA Data LINKAGE to access the CMS-EHR linked data

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