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LA CaTS Announces Investigator Access to NIH COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)

Released: Monday, February 22, 2021


The LA CaTS Center would like to encourage our investigators who are interested in COVID-19 related research to explore the data available through the NIH’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) initiative.

N3C is building a centralized national data resource — the NCATS N3C Data Enclave — that the research community can use to study COVID-19 and identify potential treatments as the pandemic continues to evolve. Specifically, the N3C will enable the rapid collection and analysis of clinical, laboratory and diagnostic data from hospitals and health care plans. If successful, this approach will be applicable to other research questions and may serve as a model for addressing future public health emergencies.

How to get more information regarding N3C data, accessing data, and fostering project idea:

  1. Contact the LA CaTS Center’s Biomedical Informatics Core:
    1. Request a consultation: SPARC Request
    2. Email: Biomedical Informatics Email
  1. See the attached N3C Flyer, providing a quick guide to N3C and LA CaTS Center resources.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit