NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course

August 20, 2017–August 23, 2018

University of Michigan

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Ann Arbor, MI

The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. The overarching goal of the CTMC is to help junior investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols.

Course Description

There is a combination of distance learning activities and required residential course, along with small group mentorship from experienced clinical trialists and biostatisticians. The required residential part of the course will be held August 20 – 23, 2018 in Ann Arbor, MI. Funding for travel and accommodations will be provided for participants.

Who Should Apply?

Qualified applicants from clinical disciplines focused on neurological disease or injury, along with biostatisticians working on projects with clinical neuroscience researchers should apply. All preliminary trial ideas are encouraged, but it is required that protocols be focused on the clinical neurosciences. Trainees should have content area mentors to assist them with the science and implementation of their project. A small number of projects may qualify for additional work using clinical trial simulation.


The application submission deadline is February 28, 2018 at midnight, PST. Early applications may be considered for early acceptance.

For More Information

Application forms and additional details are available on the course website.

Or, contact, or William Meurer, MD, MS at

The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course is supported by the NIH‐NINDS grant R25 NS088248 and is administered by the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, and Los Angeles BioMed. Additional support is provided by the American Academy of Neurology.