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 2018. An in-person residential phase will be held in August 20-23, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The CTMC will provide funding for travel and lodging to successful applicants. Additional remote course activities will occur in Fall 2018. 

The deadline for Foundations and Advanced pathway applicants is February 28, 2018 at midnight Pacific Time. Please feel free to review the 2018 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. 



Videos of the 2017 residential course presentations in Iowa City, IA are available 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