Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can my cohort join the OC3?

    If your cohort is interested in joining the OC3, please fill out the contact form and we will reach out to you with more information.

  2. How can I propose a new analysis in the OC3?

    Please refer to the Analysis Proposal Guidelines on our Policies page for more information.

  3. I have an idea for an OC3 analysis. How can I check whether the analysis has already been proposed or is in progress?

    You can refer to our Research page for more information on submitted proposals and ongoing projects.

  4. How can I access data to complete the analyses in my approved analysis proposal?

    In order to access data to complete your analysis you must sign a Data Use Agreement and analyze the data on the Moffitt Cancer Center computer system. For more information, please refer to the Data Use Agreements section under the Policies tab.

  5. What if two investigators propose the same project?    

    If two investigators propose the same analysis within 6 months of each other, the steering committee will put the two investigators in contact with each other to see if they can work together to develop a joint proposal. However, if attempts to develop a joint proposal are unsuccessful, the first investigator to propose the analysis will be given precedence.

  6. How long does each investigator have between proposing the analysis and getting started on the analysis?           

    The status of all approved analysis proposals will be reviewed annually to assess progress toward securing funding for the analysis and toward completing the analysis and manuscript. If the steering committee determines that an investigator has not made sufficient progress on an analysis proposal within 3 years of approval (e.g., the investigator never submitted a grant application), the steering committee will have the option of allowing another OC3 member to propose that topic. Investigators will not be penalized for time spent waiting for data to become available