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Calling All Proposals: RSNA Seeking COVID-19 Images for Database


Funding will be given to sites that can contribute to the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC).

The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) is looking for proposals from researchers who can help collect and submit COVID-19-related images and clinical data to the open-source Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC).

RSNA is looking for proposal from sites with substantial COVID-19 imaging and clinical data that can commit to contributing their information to the database. Funding preference will be given to sites that have data that includes diverse and vulnerable patient groups, as well as other types of information that is currently under-represented in the MIDRC database.

“We recognize that some health care organizations don’t have access to the resources needed to contribute data,” said Curtis Langlotz, M.D., Ph.D., RSNA board liaison for information technology and annual meeting. “Support for those sites helps assure that the MIDRC datasets reflect the full diversity of the patient population.”

To apply, click here.

Recipients will be able to use the funding to select, process, and submit data for use by the MIDRC research community to better understand, diagnose, monitor, and treat the virus. Awards will be up to $38,000 for a one- or two-year project and will be distributed in four payments over the project duration: 25 percent after project kick-off, 25 percent post Institutional Review Board and privacy approval, and 50 percent after data delivery. Funds can be applied to any institutional process or individual who can spearhead the data transfer.

Any U.S.-based investigators at any level is invited to apply. The application for the first round of funding is July 15, 2021, and RSNA will consider applications until all available funding has been awarded.

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