We are pleased to announce that the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is accepting applications for the 2022 cohort. The overarching goal of the CTMC is to help investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols. Our focus is on investigators who have not previously designed their own prospective, interventional clinical trials.
There is a combination of distance learning activities and a REQUIRED residential course, along with small group mentorship from experienced clinical trialists and biostatisticians. The residential part of the course will be held July 18 – 21, 2022 in Iowa City, IA. Funding for travel (within the US) and accommodations will be provided for participants.
Who Should Apply?
Qualified applicants from clinical disciplines focused on neurological disease or injury (including, but not limited to pediatric and rare diseases), along with biostatisticians working on projects with clinical neuroscience researchers should apply. All preliminary trial ideas are encouraged, but it is REQUIRED that protocols be focused on the clinical neurosciences. Trainees should have content area mentors to assist them with the science and implementation of their project. A small number of projects may qualify for additional work using clinical trial simulation.
2022 CTMC Application Instructions
2022 Advanced Track Application Instructions (open only to 2021 cohort)
The application submission deadline is February 28, 2022 at midnight, Pacific Time. Application forms and additional details are available on the course website: https://siren.network/training/ctmc. Early applications may be considered for early acceptance.