Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Upcoming Webinars for Common Fund Data Ecosystem Funding Opportunities

NIH Common Fund Data Ecosystem (CFDE) Data Resource Center and Knowledge Center (OT2) (OTA-23-004)

  • Technical webinar
  • Application assistance webinar
    • Webinar date and time: May 4, 2023, 1 PM - 2 PM ET
    • Webinar slides
    • A recording of the eRA ASSIST system demonstration and walkthrough is available upon request from

Integration and Coordination Center for the Common Fund Data Ecosystem (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-23-002)

  • Technical webinar

Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Fund Data Ecosystem Program

RFA-RM-23-002 Frequently Asked Questions








OTA-23-004 Frequently Asked Questions







PEDP Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning in 2023, CFDE will include a new component in most Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) requiring that applications include a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP) in the proposed research. Evaluation of the applicant’s PEDP will be made during the review stages as part of the scorable criteria and during programmatic reviews, and will be used to inform funding decisions.

For more information on the PEDP, please see the Key Elements and Examples below. You can also email or the Program Official listed in the NOFO.

Additional, related resources for information about diversity and inclusion efforts around the NIH include:






This page last reviewed on May 26, 2023