NIH Project Number: R25NS088248

Current Status: Active

CTMC 2021 Applications: The call for applications will be disseminated early December 2020. The Application Deadline is February 28, 2021.

CTMC 2020 Postponed: Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the number of uncertainties that accompany this health crisis, the Clinical Trials Methodology Course Executive Committee decided to postpone the Course until next year.


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. Click here to hear more from leadership and participants from the course.



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 2021. An in-person residential/intensive experience phase will be held in July 2021 in Ann Arbor, MI*. The CTMC will provide funding for travel and lodging to successful applicants. Additional remote course activities will occur in Fall 2021. 

*If the 2021 Course is virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions then the residential/intensive experience phase will be amended to fit a virtual experience. 



Videos of the 2019 residential course presentations in Iowa City, Iowa 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