Clinical Research Toolkit

What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Resources to help you identify the appropriate funding mechanism and understand the grant review process.
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Types of Grant Programs


When You’re Ready to Apply

Tools and resources to help you design and plan your application submission.

Glossary of Clinical Research Terms

Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts

NINDS Quality Assurance Guidelines

Inclusion of Women and Minorities Policy

NIH Data Sharing Policy

Sample Data Sharing Consent Language(pdf, 404 KB) (PDF, 395 KB)

Clinical Trials Checklist(pdf, 474 KB) (PDF, 463 KB)

Single IRB Policy

Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)

Develop your Budget

Monitoring Guidelines

Protocol Template(pdf, 187 KB) (PDF, 183 KB)

NINDS Common Data Elements

Manual of Procedures(pdf, 467 KB) (PDF, 459 KB)

NIH Neurological Self-Report Quality of Life Measures (NeuroQOL)

NIH Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Instrument System (PROMIS)

NIH Neurological and Behavioral Function Measures (NIH Toolbox)

Terms of Award


Now That You Will Be Funded

Tools and resources to help you finalize your protocol and launch your study.

Start-Up Meeting

Quality Assurance and Assistance Checklist for Clinical Trials(pdf, 474 KB) (PDF, 463 KB)

Certificates of Confidentiality Registration

Cooperative Agreement Conversion 

Recruitment and Retention Resources

NINDS Enrollment Planning and Monitoring System(pdf, 176 KB) (PDF, 172 KB)

Incremental Funding of Large Multicenter Studies