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Deadline: September 1, 2016

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas – Reinventing Discovery

Health and medical research drives discovery, development, and delivery of new diagnostics and technologies. However, it is often slow, opaque, and does not include experiences and insights from practitioners, people, and communities. Through strides in health information technology, Big Data, and social media, there is a growing opportunity to change stakeholder engagement in and the organization of biomedical research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is interested in producing more rapid, responsive, and relevant research—and believe that new models, which are open, collaborative, and inclusive of patient/consumer/citizen input, can help make strides towards achieving this. RWJF is looking for projects that pilot or use tools which help to share data and promote open science, and also emphasize the value of patient and citizen engagement to health and medical discovery.

Projects can include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient and consumer engagement activities, including tools and processes that enable consumers and patients to help frame or refine research questions, with a focus on equity
  • Development and assessment of approaches to return results to patients and consumers
  • Development of inclusive governance models and models of sustainability

Note that RWJF is not seeking to support the development of new platforms, projects to advance interoperability of health information technology, or biomedical research experiments.

Amount: Awards will not exceed $250,000 over 12-18 months.

Eligibility: The RWJF typically funds nonprofit organizations and public agencies. No specific eligibility guidelines are detailed for this call for ideas.

Link: http://rwjf.ws/29IUpaR

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