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Clinical Science Research and Development

Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) is focused on moving ideas along the translational pathway from scientific discovery to clinical application in order to advance the healthcare of our Veterans.  We support research focusing on human beings as the unit of examination. Examples include interventional and effectiveness studies, clinical, epidemiological and technological studies. Investigators interested in CSRD funding are encouraged to contact the scientific portfolio manager assigned to their research topic area to determine the most appropriate funding mechanism for interventional studies. 

CSRD is part of ISRM, the organizational unit for review and management of funded medical research in VA Office of Research and Development. ISRM is in the process of transitioning from services to broad portfolios, which will improve how ORD's Priority Research Areas proactively interact with relevant clinical and operational partners, bringing them closer together with researchers to better meet Veterans' needs.

See also Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLRD)


The National PTSD Center maintains a large database of PTSD Clinical trials and a publicly available database of PTSD articles.

Accelerating Development of Better PTSD Treatment for Veterans: The VA PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative (PPI)

Applied Cannabis Research within VA: An Overview & Successful Example (971 KB, PDF)

PTSD & Suicide Research Resource - CSRD encourages researchers to incorporate these Common Data elements into their projects: PhenX Toolkit

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


Program for Collection of Biospecimens in CSRD Clinical Trials - CSRD is announcing an opportunity for VA investigators to request support for the collection of biospecimens in CSRD-funded clinical trials.

CSRD Program Announcement - Priority Topics for Suicide Prevention Research - This Program Announcement is intended to summarize important suicide prevention research priority areas in CSRD.

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