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If you plan an investigator-initiated clinical trial, you must go through NIAID's process for the following awards:
If you need support to get ready for the launch of an IICT, such as planning, designing, and preparing the documentation necessary for implementing an IICT, consider applying first for a Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34). An R34 is not a prerequisite for an implementation award.
*For NIAID's definition of high risk, see How do I determine level of risk and choose an award type for my application?
You are strongly encouraged to request prior consultation from program staff before you apply.
In addition to the resources noted above, we have the following help for writing your application.
For more information, see NIAID Human Subjects Resources, including SOPs and questions and answers. Also learn more about Application and Peer Review.
If you can't complete a clinical trial by the end of the award, you may be able to apply for an extension. For NIAID's policy on extending an investigator-initiated clinical trial, read the January 30, 2007 Guide notice and see the following pages:
For more information, see NIAID Human Subjects Resources.
Last Updated May 23, 2016
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