The Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN) is being established in response to the funding opportunities made available under the Recovery Act for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Data Infrastructure.
The CHARN will be comprised of four Research Nodes and a Central Data Management
Coordinating Center (CDMCC).
Research Nodes are health center-led consortia of safety net providers in partnership with one or more academic institutions and will be funded through four separate cooperative agreements.
This funding announcement is for four Research Node Centers to support the four Research Nodes.
Each Research Node Center will serve as the coordinating arm of the Research Node and will maintain a research partnership with the other affiliate organizations within the Research Node.
Support for the Research Node will include arranging and managing the participation of at least 3 affiliates, maintaining scientific and technical personnel for research protocol development and implementation, coordinating intra-node activities, and providing resources for intra-node activities.