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FUNDING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH. Jacqueline A. French MD Professor Department of Neurology. THINGS TO CONSIDER. What are my goals What are my interests What do I need money for. WHAT ARE MY GOALS?. To spend at least half of my time in academic investigation OR

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Funding for clinical research

FUNDING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH

Jacqueline A. French MD

Professor

Department of Neurology


Things to consider
THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • What are my goals

  • What are my interests

  • What do I need money for


What are my goals
WHAT ARE MY GOALS?

  • To spend at least half of my time in academic investigation

  • OR

  • To pay for staff in my division (coordinators, fellows)

  • OR

  • To free up some time from seeing patients


What are my goals1
WHAT ARE MY GOALS?

  • To spend at least half of my time in academic investigation

    Then:

    NIH funding best bet


Career planning
CAREER PLANNING

NIH or other major funding

Career Development awards

Small grants for pilot data


Nih career development awards
NIH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

  • Career development award (K)

  • Grants (R)


K awards common features
K AWARDS: COMMON FEATURES

  • Most require a mentor

  • Eligibility

    • Doctoral degree

    • US citizen, non-citizen national, permanent resident

    • Previous NIH PIs on grants not eligible

    • Duration 3,4, or 5 years

    • 75% effort


K 23 award
K-23 AWARD

  • The purpose : to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research.

  • Mechanism provides support for a period of supervised study and research for clinically trained professionals who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators focusing on patient-oriented research.



Trends in k awards by nih institute fy 2002

NINDS K awards flat/declining

NCI K awards increasing

Trends in K awards by NIH institute FY 2002


K 23 granting institutes
K-23 GRANTING INSTITUTES

National Institute on Aging National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Eye Institute

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institute of Nursing Research

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Research Resources


Small grants for pilot data
SMALL GRANTS FOR PILOT DATA

  • Look to internal funding

http://www.med.upenn.edu/research/faculty/grantscontracts.shtml


Pilot and seed grants
PILOT AND SEED GRANTS

  • Many of the SOM’s centers and institutes sponsor pilot and seed grant programs.

    • Institute on Aging

    • Alzheimer’s Disease Center

    • The Penn Center for AIDS Research

    • Cancer Center Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Program

    • Cancer Center Pilot Projects Program

    • Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center

    • Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics

    • Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease

    • Institute for Medicine and Engineering

    • Penn Genomics Institute

    • Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Pilot Program


University research foundation
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

  • Helping junior faculty undertake pilot projects that will enable them to successfully apply for extramural sources of funding,

  • Aid in establishing their careers as independent investigators.

  • Helping established faculty perform exploratory research, particularly on novel or pioneering ideas, to determine their feasibility and develop preliminary data to support extramural applications.


University research foundation1
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

  • Budget. Applications up to $50,000 will be entertained, but most grants are for no more than $25,000

  • Eligibility is limited to University faculty, in any track, at any professorial level. Instructors and Research Associates may apply but need to establish (by letter from the Department chair) that they will receive appointment as Assistant professors by the following July 1st.

  • Applications are accepted twice each year, for November 1 and March 15 deadlines.

  • Applications should be limited to 10 pages


Thomas b and jeannette e laws mccabe fund fellow and pilot awards
Thomas B. and Jeannette E. Laws McCabe Fund Fellow and Pilot Awards

  • To support junior faculty who initiate fresh and innovative biomedical and surgical research projects

  • Applicants should have received no or limited external research funding while in their first through fourth years at the School of Medicine or the School of Veterinary Medicine at Penn.

  • Call Dana J. Napier, School of Medicine Administration, at (215) 573-3221.


Penn resources
PENN RESOURCES

http://project.pennera.upenn.edu/SPIN/

  • SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) -- An up-to-date listing of funding opportunities from national and international governmental and private funding sources.

  • GENIUS (Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars) --A searchable expertise profile system that contains profiles and/or curriculum vitae of investigators who choose to make their profiles public

  • SMARTS (SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service) --A system that matches GENIUS profiles with the SPIN funding opportunities and automatically delivers daily updates via e-mail


What about ro1 s
WHAT ABOUT RO1’S

  • What funding is available in your area?

  • First place to look: NIH website

  • Step # 1-find the right institute


Institutes
INSTITUTES

National Institute on Aging National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Eye Institute

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institute of Nursing Research

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Research Resources


What about ro1 s1
WHAT ABOUT RO1’S

  • Step # 2-go to your granting institute website




What s on the nih website
WHAT’S ON THE NIH WEBSITE?

  • Example, NINDS

    • Information on the pilot study and planning grant programs

    • A template clinical trial protocol

    • An outline of a Manual of Procedures

    • NINDS Terms of Award for Clinical Research

    • NIH policies and procedures


Non nih sources of major funding for por
Non-NIH sources of major funding for POR

  • Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award (DCSA) ~ 4 awards $1.5m

  • RWJ Foundation: Scholars in Health Policy Research Program ~ 12 pa

  • Other Government agencies

    • Department of Defence (!)

    • Social security Administration

    • AHRQ

    • VA

  • Larger specialty societies

    • AHA


What are my goals2
WHAT ARE MY GOALS?

  • To pay for staff in my division (coordinators, fellows)

  • OR

  • To free up some time from seeing patients

  • OR

  • Pilot data


Options for funding
OPTIONS FOR FUNDING

  • Smaller specialty societies

    • SPIN can help

  • Pharmaceutical

    • Investigator initiated

    • Multicenter trials

    • Single site trials

    • Pharmaceutical clinical trials

    • Clinical research not involving drugs or devices


Sources of help
Sources of help

  • Never negotiate price or terms yourself!

  • For price, seek BA’s help.

  • For terms, work with University Office of Research Services.

  • Contact Terry Fadem; Director, Corporate Alliances, with any questions on working with industry. <[email protected]>


Negotiations
Negotiations

  • Work with your counterpart to determine what total price range they have in mind for the study.

  • Spend your time on discussing the science rather than the details of the business – bring others in to do that work with you.

  • Remember: If a company is talking to you – they want to work with you.


Pharmaceutical funding multi center trials
PHARMACEUTICAL FUNDING Multi-center trials

  • May be less lucrative than other sources of funding, with less “wiggle room”

    • Often budget is “per pt”

    • Cost/benefit ration will drop with less pts recruited-be realistic! – It may approach zero if recruitment falls short.

  • Need to include all costs in budget – Work with OHR budgeting tool is available

    • Patient recruitment

    • Consent form preparation

    • IRB fee

    • Record storage

    • Investigator time


Investigator initiated grants
INVESTIGATOR INITIATED GRANTS

  • Make sure you actually have time/resources to do the work!


Pharmaceutical funding investigator initiated
PHARMACEUTICAL FUNDING Investigator Initiated

  • Proposals don’t have to be drug-specific

    • If they are, be careful of conflict of interest

    • Make sure you have open publication rights

  • Some recently funded non drug-specific pharmaceutical grants in the epilepsy center

    • Pilot EEG for pts post head trauma

    • Duration of post-ictal state

    • Validation of new disability scale

    • Assessment of concomittant meds given to epilepsy pts


Summary
SUMMARY

  • Be creative

  • Look for different sources of funding

  • Think about what your goal is

  • Don’t become a hamster in the funding wheel!


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