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FAQs for Applicants to Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly read the program announcement PAR-18-701  and the application instructions .

My application proposes several aims that are part of the same study (e.g., a focus group, a survey, and an intervention). Do I need separate study records for each part of the study?

Aims and hypotheses may be grouped together on a single study record, as long as the information is provided in such a way that is accurate and understandable to NIH staff and reviewers. You are encouraged to discuss how to group your studies with your NIH Program Officer.

For more information on submitting a clinical trial application or the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form see 

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