An important announcement for all clinical researchers

NIH announces major change to clinical trials FOAs.

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

Ask a Clinical Research Office facilitator