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Investigator initiated studies

Investigator-initiated studies

This includes competitive proposal submissions to sponsors including the NIH and foundations.

Step 1: Researcher identifies a funding opportunity to which they wish to apply OR researcher is invited to participate in an opportunity (typically another university). 

Step 2: Researcher contacts Pediatric Research Office grant administrator to discuss eligibility and feasibility well in advance of the deadline. NOTE: PI must commit a minimum of 1% effort to the study. If the budget does not cover this cost, it is the PI's responsibility to secure institutional funds to meet this cost share in advance of submission. 

Step 3: If a go, researcher and administrator discuss roles for all proposal components (link to checklist) and establish a timeline to accomplish tasks and meet internal and sponsor deadlines.

Step 4: Researcher confirms/obtains participation approval from all collaborators and study staff, shares timeline and disseminates pre-submission tasks if applicable.

Step 5: Researcher and administrator discuss, draft and finalize budget.

Step 6: Administrator sends out institutionally required documents to consortia with list of needed documents and a specified return date.

Step 7: In accordance with roles checklist, researcher is drafting and disseminating components with collaborators to refine and finalize proposal.

Step 8: Administrator builds out the funding proposal (FP) in RAMS SPOT and ensures receipt of all consortia and collaborator documents including Letters Of Support and institutional signatures.

Step 9: By internal deadline (5 business days prior to sponsor due date): Administrator uploads final or penultimate science documents and researcher routes the FP for School of Medicine and OSP to conduct review process.

Step 10: 2 days before sponsor due date: All final documents are uploaded and ready for submission by OSP.

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