Important information for Raine Study researchers about the Generations follow-up - funding submission deadlines, core measures and costings.
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Updates for Researchers about the Generations Follow-up:
Deadlines, core measures and costing updates 

Dear Researchers,
At the end of 2021 we introduced the Generations follow-up to the Raine Study community. This follow-up will involve both Gen1 (parents of those born into the study) and Gen2 (participants born into the study from 1989-1992), with data collection scheduled to begin early in 2023. The current list of core data/measures we plan to collect as part of our Generations follow-up can be accessed here.
The way this follow-up is being financed means that the Raine Study can fund only the collection of core data/measures: that is, the variables that have routinely been collected over the history of the Raine Study and which characterise our sample. We cannot add variables beyond those core data/measures unless those additions are 100% funded through other sources, such as grants.
If you are interested in adding measures and wish to apply to external sources to fund the collection of these measures, please ensure that you follow the process outlined in the Raine Study Researcher Engagement Policy:
  1. Contact the Scientific Management team to talk about your project idea as soon as possible. 
  2. Specifically if you propose to collect additional data, we will facilitate cohort involvement and determine the costs associated with the collection of additional measures to assist you in accurately preparing your proposal. 
  3. Ensure your project application is formally submitted in ROSS at least 6 weeks prior to the grant submission deadline (this can be done in parallel with discussions regarding costs). We have prepared a list of the main funding body/schemes and their deadlines to assist you.
  4. Please remember that approval from the Raine Study is required before your funding application is submitted. We cannot guarantee support for your funding application if project applications are not discussed with the team and submitted in ROSS in a timely manner, allowing for the minimum 6 week response time. 
Finally, whilst the cost of the collection of the core data/measures cannot be used as co-contributions for NHMRC and ARC grant applications, there may be scope to write about the cost of these collections in your grant applications.  Depending on the grant scheme, you may be able to describe which aspects of the data you need for your grant are being collected as part of the core data collection and explain to grant reviewers the value of the ‘savings’ on the cost of the grant as a result. This should make your grant look more cost-effective to reviewers.
To assist you in working out what the value of the core data are for such a description, please use the
in-kind cost calculator we have developed. We expect that around 1,800 Gen2 participants and 3,000 Gen1 participants will attend the follow-up.

Select the variables you will need for your grant and use the calculator to generate an estimated value. Please ensure that you make it clear that these are estimated costs. For example, if your study requires DEXA scan results for 1,800x Gen2 participants, you would complete the attached table with a numeric value of 1,800 in the Quantity cell/column F for recruitment, anthropometrics, DEXA (leave the other rows at zero value); and a value of 1 in column G to show that only a single visit is required. This would offer a value of $234,738 of cost "savings" to your grant.
Please be aware that this does not include the Raine Study Data Access Fee which would be calculated on the basis of the whole grant value, not just the core variables being used in your grant.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact the Raine Study.
Good luck with writing and submitting your grants. We look forward to working with you in 2023.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Romola Bucks, Director and Associate Professor Rebecca Glauert, Scientific Director
The Raine Study

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