The MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (CCS) welcomes proposals from internal or external investigators for the use of study data or specimens and new instruments and protocols. All investigators are required to submit their concept sheet using this form to be reviewed by the CCS Executive Committee (EC). As part of this proposal, investigators are asked to complete a Research Plan that provides details regarding their proposal.
Prior to concept sheet submission, investigators must review the Concept Sheet and Publication Policies and Procedures that guide the use of data and specimens from the CCS. Further, they must solicit approval for their concept sheet from either their site’s PI (for internal investigators) or a CCS liaison (for external investigators). External investigators may request a liaison from the MACS/WIHS CCS Data and Analysis Coordination Center (DACC) at MWCCS@jhu.edu.
Should you have any questions regarding the concept sheet submission process, please contact us at MWCCS@jhu.edu.
The online form includes:
1. Collection of administrative information related to the concept sheet.
2. A link to upload a required Word document (Research Plan) summarizing the proposed research and analysis plan.
3. Two conditional links for additional documentation if applicable (description of revisions in response to prior reviews and advisor's letter of support for student projects).