“What does the acronym BESH stand for?”

Funding News Edition: May 19, 2021
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NIH defines a basic experimental study with humans (BESH) as research that has the purpose of understanding fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. BESH research falls within NIH’s definitions of both basic research and a clinical trial.

Currently, NIAID does not participate in any parent funding opportunity announcements designed to accommodate BESH research applications. Consider instead our Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Resources.

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