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LEAD Center Project Proposal Guidelines


 The guidelines below are intended for investigators who are interested in collaborating with the LEAD Center on a research project, which will require LEAD Center study data, biospecimens and/or analysis assistance. The guidelines pertain to the following studies: Healthy Start and Exploring Perinatal Outcomes among Children (EPOCH).

STEP 1

R​​eview LEAD Center publication list to confirm proposal idea has​​ not been addressed previously.

STEP 2

Discuss proposal with LEAD Center subject area expert(s).

From the list below, please select the person whose area of expertise best aligns with your proposal idea. Click on their name to view their profile and/or contact information.

 

Kate Sauder 

Dietary intake, Micronutrients, Behavioral interventions, American Indian health, Public health translation

 

Anne Starling

Environmental exposures and biomarkers, Genomics

 

Anna Bellatorre

Social determinants of health, Survey design and methods

 

Brandy Ringham

Biostatistical methods

 

Wei Perng

'Omics, Nutritional epidemiology

 

Dana Dabelea

LEAD Center Director, Diabetes, Obesity

STEP 3

Download and complete LEAD Center Analysis Plan for your proposal.

STEP 4

Submit your completed analysis plan to the Proposal Review Committee.  

STEP 5

Once the analysis plan is approved, the data team will provide the requested dataset, biospecimens, and/or statistical analysis support. Please allow at least 6 weeks for the data team to provide requested items or support.

STEP 6

(Optional​ but strongly recommended) Share ​main findings with LEAD Center investigators. One potential avenue for this is to present at a LEAD Scientific Meeting. Please contact Kate Sauder if​ you would like to present.    


Note: Multicenter studies housed in LEAD have separate proposal processes set in place by their respective steering committees. Please click on the study name for more information about the study or contact the study coordinator by clicking on the contact name.

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