This FLOW DIAGRAM illustrates the application process and this template INFORMATION SHEET describes the steps once an application for collaboration has been approved. We encourage you to review both.

To initiate a collaboration with the Colon CFR (CCFR):

  1. Review the LIST OF APPROVED APPLICATIONS for potential overlap*.
  2. Download the template CCFR DUA TEMPLATE and have it reviewed to assess whether your institution can agree to the terms as written.
  3. Download the APPLICATION FOR COLLABORATION FORM and submit the completed and signed form to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Allyson Templeton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Soon after submission of your application, we will initiate a teleconference to discuss your application and obtain additional information needed to clarify study criteria so we can ensure we have the data/biospecimens needed to support your application. Once that 'feasibility' has been determined, your application will be considered by each Principal Investigator (PI) for collaboration. Agreement to collaborate may come from some or all of the PIs. 

*PLEASE NOTE:  With more than 340 approved applications utilizing CCFR data and/or biospecimens, overlapping research questions have become more frequent. Thus, please take notice that the same CCFR data may be shared with multiple investigators and is done so on a first-come basis. The proposed analyses may vary a little or a lot and the Colon CFR data contribution to overlapping projects may also vary. No one investigator has exclusive rights to the CCFR data that is shared. You are strongly encouraged to review the list of approved CCFR applications for overlap (above), and to contact PThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or investigators with similar projects to avoid surprises.

Questionnaires used by the Colon CFR are publicly accessible at this location.

Colon CFR Summary data describing the resource are available at this location.

Colon CFR Recruitment information and participant eligibility criteria and other CCFR information are available under Supplementary Data at this location.

The Colon CFR Resource and GWAS Data Sharing Plan can be found at this location.

Additional Forms:

  • Amendment Form - download
  • Data and/or Biospecimen Request Form (DRF) **Updated Jan 16, 2020** - download
  • Biospecimen Product Pricing: 2020 - download