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Last Updated: 12/22/16

New NIH Policies on Clinical Trials

The NIH has implemented some key reforms and initiatives to enhance clinical trials stewardship to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials NIH funds. This reform also provides opportunities to translate more innovation and accelerate discoveries that will advance human health. The following policies represent the first of a series of new initiatives applicable to investigators who want to propose one or more clinical trials for funding through the NIH grant process:

For more details on the clinical trials reform program, visit and