Prior Consultation Timeframes for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Applications

Note: The information on NIAID’s investigator-initiated clinical trial (IICT) pages is being updated. Refer to the scientific/research contacts listed in our IICT funding opportunity announcements if you have any questions.

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

IICP Pre Application Chart
Credit: NIAID

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 the NIAID 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.

Content last reviewed on September 25, 2015