An important announcement for all clinical researchers

NIH announces major change to clinical trials FOAs

Published November 13, 2017

Starting January 25, 2018, NIH-defined clinical trial applications must be submitted using a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that is worded specifically for clinical trials. In the past, clinical trial applications could be submitted for FOAs that were not identified as being clinical-trial specific. Submitting to the wrong FOA will lead to rejection of your application.

The NIH announcement is here:

NIH Plans for Clinical Trial Specific Parent R01 and Parent R21 Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIH guidance on requirements for clinical trials: 

Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts 

NIH guidance on the new NIH human subjects and clinical trial information form:

New Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information Form

Determining whether your project should be defined as a clinical trial:

NIH decision tree

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