Welcome to the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity
What is the DaCCoTA?
The goal of DaCCoTA is to bring together researchers and clinicians with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating cancer in North and South Dakota.
We believe advances in cancer treatment will come from broad approaches by collective groups of clinical and basic researchers who are focused on conducting clinical/translational research.
The DaCCoTA is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54GM128729.
Funding Opportunities Offered Through the DaCCoTA
New RFAs are available for Community Engagement (up to $50K to support projects focused on priority areas determined by key stakeholder groups), Feasibility (up to $40K to allow a clinician/non-clincian team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis), and Ready-to-Go (up to $75K for projects with existing significant preliminary data in support of a novel CTR/cancer-related hypothesis) Pilot Awards .
Letters of Intent for the above RFAs are due on August 12, 2019. Full applications will be invited from selected applicants and will be due September 16, 2019.
Visit the Pilot Projects Program for more information.
The DaCCoTA Pathfinder
By enrolling in the DaCCoTA Pathfinder, you will be able to search and view the research profiles of other scientists and clinicians in the DaCCoTA network to find collaborators. You will belong to a network of colleagues and collaborators with shared research interests and gain access to educational and training opportunities.
You will also be able to access various clinical and translational research resources including the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core; the Community Engagement and Outreach Core; the Professional Development Core; the Pilot Projects Program; and the Clinical Research Resources and Facilities Core.
- University of North Dakota
- North Dakota State University
- University of South Dakota
- Sanford Health
- USDA Human Nutrition Research Center
- Fargo VA Health Care System
- Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
- Altru Health System
- Essentia Health
- Trinity Health
- Regional Health
- Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
DaCCoTA investigators may also wish to explore partnerships with the Turtle Mountain Genetics Laboratory
What is Clinical Translational Research?
Clinical/translational research (CTR) focuses on translating findings from basic research into clinical applications with the overall goal of improving the health of the community.