PAR-21-213 Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this FOA is to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations.

To address these questions, this FOA aims to form a research consortium to access, extract, integrate, share, and analyze existing data from various sources with broad population coverage including underserved and vulnerable populations. Examples of existing data include public health data; personal digital data; economic, labor, and commerce data; electronic health records (EHRs); claims data; and ongoing health, demographic, and social surveys. This FOA solicits applications for individual population research projects that will be linked to a Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordination Center (SBECCC) to foster collaboration and synergies across consortium member projects. Investigators will work with the SBECCC to enhance as well as share data resources used in proposed research both within the consortium as well as with others for health research purposes. The SBECCC will organize annual meetings of the consortium investigators to share results, foster harmonization among measures collected, identify new opportunities for interaction/collaboration, and share results with NIH and the public. Further, the SBECCC will support the development of reports and analyses summarizing and integrating the findings/products of the consortium.