NIMH Policy for the Recruitment of Participants in Clinical Research
On June 1, 2005, NIMH instituted a new policy to monitor the recruitment of participants in NIMH-sponsored clinical research studies that expect to enroll 150 or more human subjects in a single study. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that realistic recruitment targets are established from the onset of a project, and that these targets are met throughout the course of the research.
- Points to Consider about Recruitment and Retention While Preparing a Clinical Research Study (PDF file, 9 pages)
Recruitment milestone data can be entered using the NIMH Recruitment Milestone Reporting System at wwwapps.nimh.nih.gov/rmr/ . Principal Investigators can login to this site using their eRA commons username and password. An online user’s manual is available by selecting “Help” at the bottom of any screen.