NCCIH Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Phased Innovation...

By National Institutes of Health
Government Grant





This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for investigator-initiated, early phase, clinical trials of natural products (i.e., botanicals, dietary supplements, and probiotics), which have a strong scientific premise to justify further clinical testing. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support decisions about further development or testing of the natural product. This FOA will provide up to two years (R61 phase) of support for milestone-driven testing of bioavailability, pharmacokinetics, and assessment of the natural products effect (i.e., measure of mechanism of action) when used by humans on a biological signature(s). If milestones in the R61 phase are achieved, up to 3 years of additional support (R33 phase) may be awarded to replicate the impact of the natural product on the biological signature(s) when used by humans and assess whether ther...


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