Please review the most Frequently Asked Questions about CNICS below before contacting the Operations Center for more information:
Instructions and forms for submitting studies to CNICS can be found on our website on the Submit a Proposal page. Once submitted, a review call will be scheduled to discuss the proposed concept study. Written reviews will be provided prior to the call.
Please allow 30 mintues for the RCC review of your concept study by conference call with the committee. The call will begin with the chair asking you to provide a 5-10 minute overview of your proposed study, followed by time for questions from the committee and discussion of your written reviews. The review calls are collegial and intended to offer recommendations and assistance. All members of the study team are welcome to join the review call.
The RCC conducts reviews by conference call on the 2nd Friday of each month at 12:30pm PT/2:30pm CT/3:30pm ET. If you are unable to join a call at the time the committee try to convene a review at another time. This may delay the normal processing time for review of your concept.
Yes, all reviewed studies receive written confirmation of the results of the review call, usually within 4-5 weeks of the discussion date.
No, the cohort does not include pediatric patients
Investigators are not charged for use of CNICS data or specimens for research studies. Investigators are expected to pay for shipment of specimens to their institution. Some processing and retrieval costs may also apply for specimens requests, depending on the number of specimens.