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Cooperative Agreement Conversion

All NINDS grantees intending to conduct clinical research (all research involving human participants) should be aware that before an award is made, NINDS will routinely consider the necessity of substantial program staff technical involvement or participation in programmatic activities of the award. These activities may include, but are not limited to, participation in the design or direction of research or training activities, coordination or participation in collection or analysis of data, and assistance in the management and technical performance of the activity. If such involvement is deemed desirable by the NINDS, the award mechanism will be converted to a cooperative agreement.

As with any award, continuation is conditional upon satisfactory progress, even during the period recommended for support. NINDS may conduct periodic external peer review of progress for any clinical research project. Further details can be obtained by reading the NIH Guide Notice NINDS Guidelines for Conversion of Multi-Center Clinical Research Studies into Cooperative Agreements.

Last Modified September 2, 2010