Office of Clinical Research Overview

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This Clinical Research section contains NINDS contact information, links to Federal policy statements, as well as links to a number of documents developed by NINDS to assist investigators in meeting NINDS and Federal requirements and in conducting clinical research of the highest quality. Information on the application process, pilot studies, planning grant, definitive/phase III clinical trials, NINDS policies, and guidelines for the study design, protocol outline, and monitoring are found here. Learn More.

Everything you need to know to submit your application
  • Find the right grant mechanism for your research
  • Review NINDS guidelines that could impact your research
  • Get important information on budgets, participant availability and pre-approval for large projects
After Review/Before Funding Now That You're Funded
Clinical Trials Checklist Quarterly Progress Report
Protocol Template (Phase III Trials) Quality Assistance
Register @ NINDS Common Data Elements
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest NINDS Terms of Award
Gender/Minority Information Gender/Minority Information
Manual of Procedures (MOP) Manual of Procedures (MOP)
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What You Need to Know
NINDS and NIH policies, regulations and guidelines are influenced by many government organizations. Here you'll find policies from OHRP and FDA

Review Clinical Research Policies and Guidelines


NINDS CRC Logo NINDS Clinical Research Collaboration
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) is a new opportunity for physicians and patients who want to learn about or participate in research studies of neurological diseases. Find out more.

NETT Logo The NIH has created a Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network to conduct large simple trials to reduce the burden of very acute injuries and illnesses affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Find out more.

CDE Logo NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) Project
NINDS expects the clinical research it funds to meet the highest standards of scientific rigor yet appreciates the burden that extensive data collection puts on investigators and study participants. Find out more.