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Animal Models of Infectious Disease

Application and Approval Process

Step 1 – Discuss the potential request informally

Contact the appropriate Product Development Specialist in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) to discuss your preliminary data and the suitability of your proposed studies for support vis-à-vis the standard criteria listed below.

  • Proposed studies within the DMID/NIAID mission
  • Proposed studies within the scope of and/or technology provided by awarded contracts
  • Sufficient quality and/or quantity of product available
  • Proposed studies in compliance with animal welfare regulations
  • Proposed work not supported by other funding sources/available from other sources
  • Previous use of DMID resources for assessment of the same or similar product (Repeat use of DMID resources may be undertaken with strong justification.)
  • Preliminary data adequate to support the request to advance the product to the next step in the product development pipeline
  • Likelihood that services will contribute significantly to the eventual development and/or evaluation of a product of high quality
  • Purported public health impact
  • Improvements in health benefits offered beyond current measure(s)
  • Availability of a plan for advancing the product beyond completion of the services requested

Informal requests are reviewed and approved at the branch/office level, where they are considered in relation to branch/office priorities.

Step 2 – Submit a formal proposal

If your proposal is judged to be promising, DMID staff will invite you to submit a formal request for approval through the DMID Preclinical Services for Researchers site. DMID staff will provide instructions for establishing the National Institutes of Health account required to access this site, instructions for submitting your request, and a brief description of what to expect next.

Formal requests are reviewed and approved by the DMID senior leadership, where they are considered in relation to division priorities.​​

Last Updated March 18, 2015