To standardize overdose fatality review (OFR) data collection, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is releasing a standardized OFR database. The OFR database application, under development in REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), is a secure Web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The database is designed to assist local communities in capturing key information from their reviews and to document and track recommendations to develop a framework of accountability.
The OFR Database Pilot Site solicitation funds local, state, and tribal OFR initiatives to use and provide feedback on the standardized OFR database developed by the OFR National Data Workgroup.
Under this solicitation, up to 15 OFR initiatives will be selected for an award of up to $20,000 each for a 12-month period.
The full solicitation is available at: https://www.cossapresources.org/Content/Documents/Funding/OFR_Database_Pilot_Site_Solicitation.pdf.
An applicant webinar was held on June 18, 2020. A recording of the webinar is available at https://iir.adobeconnect.com/pcyc88rw8s73/?html-view=false. View a PDF version of the slide deck that was used during the presentation here.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
A document containing frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the Overdose Fatality Review Database Pilot Site Selection solicitation can be viewed at http://s.iir.com/OFRDatabasePilotSiteFAQs.
Applications for the OFR Database Pilot Site Selection grant program are due by 5:00 p.m., ET, on July 7, 2020. Send an email to COSSAP@iir.com with the subject heading OFR Database Pilot Site [agency name] Application with the Adobe PDF files listed in the attached applicant checklist.
Should you have any questions about the application process or issues with submission, please send an email to COSSAP@iir.com. We will do our best to respond promptly.