Pilot Projects Program offers a rapid mechanism to test the most promising ideas and novel clinical and translational research (CTR) projects and help investigators obtain the preliminary data necessary for successful investigator-initiated grants. The overall objective of this KCA is to foster the development of successful CTR investigators; drive the development of new, diverse CTR teams; develop new tools and technologies that will support remote conduct of CTR or improve health outcomes; and address the diverse causes of health disparities to change health outcomes. The four overall aims of the CTR Pilot Projects Program KCA are to:
- Administer a Collaborative CTR Pilot Projects Program that spurs the most innovative and collaborative CTR approaches and teams.
- Develop successful extramurally funded CTR investigators with the IDeA-CTR Scholar Grant Program.
- Review and prioritize requests to use clinical research resources through the Clinical Research Resources Grant Program.
- Educate potential CTR investigators about the grant review process with a Mock Study Section Program in collaboration with the Professional Development KCA.