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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. 

See also Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLRD)


New RFAs Posted
New Merit and Career Development RFAs have been posted on the VA Intranet Page on October 1, 2019.

New Research Recommendations regarding CVD and PTSD; proceedings from NHLBI meeting


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)

Resources For the VA Research Community - Information and guidance for investigators, applicants, and research office staff...View

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.

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