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Prior Consultation Timeframes for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Applications

Related SOP: Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Awards SOP

Timeline displaying the weeks before the application deadline, latest time possible. Specific times shown are also listed in the bullets below.

We strongly advise you to perform these steps well in advance of the dates listed.

  • PI should contact program officer (PO) to discuss idea no later than 10 weeks before deadline. For the extended R01 opportunity, allow 12 weeks instead.
  • Within two weeks after talking to PO, send prior consultation request in writing.
  • NIAID will provide prior consultation and a summary within six weeks after your request.
  • Include NIAID's prior consultation summary letter with the application.

For general information on investigator-initiated clinical trial planning and implementation awards, go to Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Resources.

Last Updated September 25, 2015

Last Reviewed September 25, 2015