The application process for Colon CFR data and biospecimens is designed to help investigators develop ideas into detailed proposals with guidance from experienced Colon CFR members. Researchers can contact one or more of the Principal Investigators and/or the Program Manager to to discuss ideas for collaboration.

Researchers are asked to complete an application form detailing their proposal, which is considered by each PI for collaboration. Agreement to collaborate may come from some or all of the PIs. Collaborators are expected to submit generated data back to the Colon CFR.

Please Note:  With more than 330 approved applications utilizing Colon CFR data and/or biospecimens, overlapping research questions is becoming all the more frequent. Thus, please take notice that the same Colon CFR data may be shared with multiple investigators, and is done so on a first come basis. The proposed analyses may vary a little or a lot and the Colon CFR data contribution to overlapping projects may also vary. No one investigator has exclusive rights to the Colon CFR data that is shared.  While we make efforts to point out applications with similarthemes, we make no assurances of having made a comprehensive search. You are strongly encouraged to review the list of approved CCFR applications (below), and to contact investigators with similar projects to avoid surprises.

List of Approved Applications for Collaboration as of January 31, 2019.

Information Sheet for Researchers with Approved Colon CFR Applications

Questionnaires used by the Colon CFR are publicly accessible at this location.

Colon CFR Summary data describing the resource are available at this location.

Colon CFR Recruitment information and participant eligibility criteria are available under Supplementary Data at this location.

The Colon CFR Resource and GWAS Data Sharing Plan can be found at this location.


  • Application Review Process - download
  • Application for Collaboration Form - download
  • Amendment Form - download
  • Data and/or Biospecimen Request Form (DRF) **Updated May 2019** - download
  • Biospecimen Product Pricing: 2019 - download
  • Biospecimen Product Pricing: 2020 - download
  • Template Colon CFR Data Use Agreement (DUA) - download