Investigational site principal investigators or outside collaborators should submit a concept proposal to the VTEU project officer (PO). The VTEU PO is a Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) staff member responsible for oversight of the VTEU contract. The PO serves as the primary contact with the contract sites and oversees their technical performance and manages their budgets.
All concept proposal packages should contain the study objectives; rationale for the proposed clinical trial; recruitment and site plan; protocol timeline including specific milestones for protocol development and initiation; requested personnel; and the study budget.
The VTEU PO will forward the concept to the applicable DMID branch chief for evaluation in light of branch priorities and available funding. All concepts supported by the branch are forwarded back to the VTEU PO for submission to the VTEU Oversight Committee.
Last Updated November 29, 2012