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Human subjects term indicating an unbiased assessment that generally yields a correct estimate of the difference in outcomes between two groups of subjects. Used for small and large clinical studies, a valid analysis does not need high statistical power for detecting an effect. Also see analysis.
Main requirements for ensuring a valid analysis are as follows:
For electronic grant applications, automated check of an application against the SF 424 Application Guide and funding opportunity announcement that can result in errors or warnings.
Go to these resources:
For electronic grant applications, two-day period an applicant can use to check an application image to make sure it meets expectations.
Unless a signing official rejects an application, it automatically becomes final—moves to the Center for Scientific Review—at midnight EST two business days after passing validation.
Go to these NIAID resources in the Strategy for NIH Funding:
Last Updated June 11, 2012
Last Reviewed June 11, 2012