NIH Project Number: R25NS088248

Current Status: Active

The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is an intensive, engaging program designed to help junior investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols, and to focus on early consideration of funding mechanisms as a key trial planning activity.



The CTMC is organized by the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the University of Iowa and Los Angeles BioMed. 

The CTMC consists of distance and on-site learning opportunities. The course will begin with a series of open-access webinars in early Spring 2017. An in-person residential phase will be held in August 2017 in Iowa City, Iowa. The CTMC will provide funding for travel and lodging to successful applicants. Additional remote course activities will occur in Fall 2017. 

The deadline for Foundations and Advanced track applicants was February 28, 2017 at midnight Pacific Time. Please feel free to review the 2017 application. While the application asks for potential funding sources to conduct your trial, the CTMC strongly encourages applicants who have not yet been funded to apply. 

The deadline for biostatistician applicants was March 31, 2017 at midnight Pacific Time. Biostatistician applicants do not need to have a specific project to apply. Application requirements for this track can be found here

The 2018 call for applications will be announced in December 2017.



Videos of the 2016 residential course presentations in Ann Arbor, MI are here.

Videos of the previous years' CTMC webinars are available here.  

Those who are interested in adaptive design can visit this page to review videos of the DESIGN-IT conference, supported by funding from NIH and FDA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: please contact us at ninds-ctmc-info@umich.edu.



The course is supported by the NINDS: R25 NS088248