Pending selection for the grant, does Tufts have a preference on document sharing applications (e.g., Google Docs)? We are currently unable to use the G Suite applications due to state restrictions but we can request it, if it is a preferred method for the study
I have a question for you about our ability to involve academic researchers apart from the Tufts team with our proposal. As part of our proposal we would like to conduct focus groups among Spanish-speaking participants, so that we can better tailor culturally appropriate nutrition education to our Spanish-speaking participants. The vendor we are partnering with for this grant has worked with a researcher at a university on past projects whose research specialty lines up with this part of our proposal. We're wondering if she would be able to publish about her findings from these focus groups? She wouldn't be evaluating the grant activities as a whole, the State Office would work with Tufts to accomplish this. It would just be publishing results from the focus group. Who ultimately owns the data that is collected as part of the grant?
Will images or additional documents be able to be uploaded with the full proposal? Or will the application be limited to text only like the brief proposal?
As I have been working through the Telehealth Solution of the Phase II proposal, I have another question for you. I am wondering if USDA considers seeing a participant over videoconference as satisfying the physical presence requirement?
To clarify the biographical sketch limit no more than 5 – is that only for people internal to the state agency, and then other significant contributors can exceed a total of 5? We have two external significant contributors and I am not sure if they are included in the total of 5 or not, based on where the parenthesis are in the way the bullet is written?
My question is in regards to how the local agencies participating in the study track time spent on the intervention. Does Tufts prefer to have local agencies use their log/tracking sheets for documenting time spent on the intervention? Or if able, can the time spent documentation be added to the information systems currently being utilized by the agency?
For the timeline, would it be acceptable to insert rows specific to our project into the template provided, and perhaps color code them to show what is a SA specific milestone vs. one that has been provided by Tufts? Or is preferred that we develop a separate companion timeline for SA specific activities?
What are you looking for regarding the statement of provide documentation of procedures used to maintain the quality and integrity of all data and analyses?
Regarding agreements for evaluation and data collection, will THIS-WIC develop these or are funded Agencies expected to create them?
Are State Agencies with an existing evaluation capacity able to conduct the analysis themselves, or are they required to work with THIS-WIC?
For the IRB, can we use a reliance agreement?
Can you elaborate on the cost data that grantees will need to report?
Can you speak to what you're looking for the bullet point, demonstrate the capacity and commitment to collaborate with the THIS-WIC team?