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NIMH Announces New Clinical Research Toolbox

The toolbox includes templates, sample forms, and policy guidelines

Institute Update

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently developed a Clinical Research Toolbox designed to assist clinical investigators with the development of clinical research studies. It contains resources such as National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIMH policy and guidance documents, templates, sample forms, site monitoring documents, and other materials.

“The NIMH Clinical Research Toolbox was designed to help NIMH investigators with human subject and operational guidance in order to conduct first-rate clinical research,” said Dr. Galia Siegel, Ph.D., a clinical trials program coordinator in the Clinical Trials Operations Branch, part of the NIMH Office of Clinical Research. “These resources can be used as-is or customized to meet study team needs.”

In cases where institutional policies provide research teams with institution-specific templates and forms for clinical research documentation, NIMH expects researchers to continue to follow those policies.

“These templates and forms are optional and meant to be informational. However, even if your institution has its own protocol and policies, these documents can be consulted and help ensure that study teams are meeting NIMH expectations,” explained Siegel. “We hope researchers find this resource to be useful.”

For more information about the toolkit, visit the NIMH Clinical Research Toolbox webpage.