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Investigators who need to translate a research protocol into lay language for informed consent documents and/or IRB submission may benefit from the University of Michigan’s "Simplification Guide to Medical Terms."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on human participant protection in clinical investigations involving human subjects and the use of drugs, biologics or devices.
Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS Overview and Service Core Description provides the necessary information for most applications.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Investigators can learn more about national clinical studies, including relevant history, policies, and laws.
FDA regulations and guidance documents are accessible from this site as well as international GCP guidance documents on which FDA has collaborated and that have been adopted as official FDA guidance.
The Biositemaps Working Group of the NIH Roadmap National Centers of Biomedical Computing (NCBC) has developed technologies to address (i) locating, (ii) querying, (iii) composing or combining, and (iv) mining biomedical resources.
This program is designed for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring potential careers in the health sciences, and is focused on familiarizing them with biomedical research and practice opportunities.
The Office of Research and Development (ORD) aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our veterans and the nation.