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There are several types of PLCO projects. Please read the descriptions below and click the button next to the type you want.

You may view projects you have already begun or submitted by clicking the My Projects link in the top-right corner of this web site.

Data-Only Project

PLCO data is available to the general scientific community. Click on this button to begin a project for PLCO data (no biospecimens).

Expected time for a new project to have data delivered: 1-4 weeks

View Instructions (PDF - 181 KB)

Begin Data-Only Project
(No Biospecimens)

EEMS Application for Biospecimens

Etiologic and Early Marker Studies (EEMS) is the NCI program by which access to biospecimens is granted. The first step in the approval process is the Preliminary Application. Click on this button if you would like to begin an EEMS Preliminary Application for PLCO biospecimens.

Expected time for a new project to determine review outcome: 4-6 months1
1 Delivery of materials occurs afterward and will require additional time.

New EEMS Preliminary Applications may be submitted from:
Oct. 3, 2018 until Feb. 15, 2019, 11:59 PM, US Eastern time

View Instructions (PDF - 347 KB)

View Policies and Procedures (PDF - 208 KB)

View Current Review Panel Members (PDF - 97 KB)

Begin an EEMS Application for Biospecimens

PAR Request Form for Specimen Verification

The NCI has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (PAR-18-913), for soliciting grant applications to utilize the PLCO Biorepository. Click on this button to initiate a Request Form for Specimen Verification, to confirm availability of biospecimens.

Expected time for a new project to determine if biospecimens are available: 3 weeks12
1 Grant processing occurs afterward and will require additional time.
2 Delivery of materials occurs afterward and will require additional time.

New PAR Request Forms for Specimen Verification may be submitted from:
Nov. 15, 2018 until Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 PM, US Eastern time

View Instructions (PDF - 108 KB)

View Policies and Procedures (PDF - 208 KB)

Begin a PAR Request Form for Specimen Verification (PAR-18-913)