NIH Resources for Conducting Clinical Trials

*New* Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts

Diagram courtesy: National Institutes of Health

In 2016, NIH launched a multi-faceted effort to enhance its stewardship over clinical trials. The goal of this effort is to encourage advances in the design, conduct, and oversight of clinical trials while elevating the entire biomedical research enterprise to a new level of transparency and accountability. The NIH definition of a clinical trial was revised in 2014 in anticipation of these stewardship reforms to ensure a clear and responsive definition of a clinical trial.

National Institutes of Health's definition of a clinical trial:

Federal Rules and Requirements for Clinical Trials

Next Generation Researchers Initiative

NIH has launched the Next Generation Researchers Initiative to address longstanding challenges faced by researchers trying to embark upon and sustain independent research careers, and to take steps to promote the growth, stability and diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

Learn more about recent policy changes, the approach, and impact of this initiative.

Clinical Trials Toolkits from the NIH