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Office of Clinical Research

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.



Things You Need To Know Now That You Will Be Funded

Budget Template
Certificate of Confidentiality
Checklist for Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov Registration


Conflict of Interest
and Promoting Objectivity
Cooperative Agreement Conversion


Gender/Minority Information
Manual of Procedures
Monitoring Guidelines

NIH Data Sharing
NINDS Common Data Elements
Protocol Template (Phase III Trials)

Quality Assistance
and Assurance Checklist
Quality Assistance
and Assurance Visits
Quarterly Progress Report


and Retention Resources
Terms of Award


Start Up Meeting information


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

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.

NINDS Common Data Elements 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.