CTU Bern

Second IICT call by the SNSF: Submit your letter of intent by 1 September 2016

04.08.16 - In 2015, the SNSF introduced a special programme for Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials. The programme offers targeted support for independent, comprehensive clinical studies in order to meet major scientific and societal needs. The call is limited to prospective, randomised, controlled, interventional, multicentric studies of existing treatments on topics that are not in the industry focus and therefore insufficiently researched. The SNSF will evaluate the study proposals in consultation with an international panel.

For the 2016 call, issued on August 3 2016, the SNSF has a budget of CHF 10 million. This should, according to the SNSF, be sufficient to fund at least four studies.
The SNSF requires that data collection and quality assurance is in line with international standards. Therefore these processes should be supervised and supported by an academic institution such as a Clinical Trial Unit.
CTU Bern is looking forward to support and collaborate with researchers who are planning to submit a project. In case of interest, researchers are asked to contact CTU Bern as early as possible so that the CTU staff members can provide the best possible support.

We are looking forward to many fruitful collaborations.

Important deadlines:
Submission of letter of intent:
1 September 2016, 5 p.m. Swiss local time

Submission of applications:
1 November 2016, 5 p.m. Swiss local time

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