Research and Innovation Development Office
Category: Research news
31 August 2017
Funding secured through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a major governemental source of funding in the USA, will be subject to different rules in future, particularly where that work involves human subjects.
We have been alerted to this change, as NIH says it could affect how we:
Applications submitted for calls closing on or after 25 January 2018 will be required to satisfy the new raft of forms, including revised human subject and clinical trials forms. Study level information will be required, so that the funder can understand properly what you propose.
The NIH asks us (and our researchers) to consider:
If you answer yes to all these questions, the NIH will understand your work is a clinical trial. The definition of a clinical trial has been broadened in recent years, and will affect the proposed project.
Finally, the NIH has changed its policies relating to the stewardship of clinical trials. The changes are:
The funder says, "We have developed a new Clinical Trial Requirements for NIH Grantees and Contractors web page to bring together all the information you need to know. Please review this information carefully. our attention to detail will be critical to ensuring successful funding of your clinical trial awards."