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Identifying and securing a funding source that is a good fit for the scope of your work is a key step in ensuring the success of a clinical research project.
Clinical research projects may be sponsored by foundation and non-profit funders, federal grants, industry sponsors, or—if you are a sponsor-investigator—through private funds.
It is important to secure your funding early on, as you may have to adjust your protocol in order to satisfy the requirements of your funding source.
Be open to adding or deleting aspects of your study in order to fit the requirements of the funding opportunities.
There are many ways to search for funding, some of which are listed below.
You may also consider looking at ClinicalTrials.gov to review what is currently funded and where gaps exist.
The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) at Massachusetts General Hospital helps to connect investigators and study staff members to a variety of courses, services and resources that provide assistance with every step of the clinical research process. These include offerings from the DCR itself, as well as associated research institutions and organizations. Mass General resources are listed first; DCR programs are noted in parentheses.
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