Ancillary Study proposals are submitted as an email attachment through a form that can be found at Ancillary Studies → AS Policies, Forms, and Guidelines → Ancillary Study Proposal Form. All proposed ancillary studies must be submitted to the SPIROMICS GIC at a minimum of 9 weeks prior to the grant deadline for genetics proposals and at a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the grant deadline for all other proposals. The proposal will be reviewed by the Ancillary Studies Committee, Steering Committee, Monitoring Board, and NHLBI.
Once approved, it is the responsibility of the ancillary study PI to update the GIC regarding funding information, grant start date, number of years, etc. The ancillary study PI must also provide quarterly status updates on the proposal.
SPIROMICS encourages all ancillary studies to publish and/or present their data. All manuscript proposals and abstracts based on ancillary study data require approval of the SPIROMICS Publications and Presentations committee. Authors must submit a proposal prior to writing the manuscript/abstract. If approved, the final manuscript draft (that has been reviewed by all co-authors) must be reviewed and approved by Publications and Presentations Committee prior to journal submission. The proposals for manuscripts can be found at Publications → Submit Proposal for Manuscript or Publication, the proposal for abstracts can be found at Publications → Submit Proposal for Abstract or Presentation, and the complete SPIROMICS Publications and Presentations Policy can be found at Publications → Policies and Forms.