Office of Research & Development

Clinical Science Research and Development

BLR&D and CSR&D hosted the 2016 cohort of Career Development Program awardees at our annual symposium in Washington, DC

BLR&D and CSR&D hosted the 2016 cohort of Career Development Program awardees at our annual symposium in Washington, DC

Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) supports research focusing on intact human beings as the unit of examination. Examples include interventional and effectiveness studies, clinical, epidemiological and technological studies. CSR&D supports a diverse portfolio of clinical trials from small single-site studies to large multisite definitive trials through the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). In addition to conducting multisite clinical trials and system-wide epidemiological investigations, CSP also provides infrastructure support for the Million Veteran Program. For CSP information, please visit the CSP website. Investigators are encouraged to contact the subject matter portfolio manager to determine the most appropriate funding mechanism for interventional studies.

See also Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D)

PTSD & Suicide Research Resource

CSRD encourages researchers to incorporate these Common Data elements into their projects: PhenX Toolkit

Suicide Prevention RFA

A new RFA for suicide prevention research has been announced. Visit Funding for more information

CSR&D Funded Research in NIH RePORTER

The NIH RePORTER tool can be used to search for most research projects funded by CSR&D...Learn more

PTSD Drug Development Industry Day

VA will be hosting an industry day to meet with potential partners in our effort towards PTSD drug development

VA-NIMH Funding Opportunity

Clinical Pharmacotherapy for PTSD: Single and Collaborative Studies - Clinical Science R&D Service, in joint collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, announces a new opportunity for funding


Guidelines for PTSD Treatment Trials (4.75 MB, PDF) - This meeting summary provides design and implementation recommendations for PTSD treatment trials. The recommendations were developed by scientific experts...

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