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 Psychopharmacology Initiative - We are excited to announce a PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative (PPI) to address the critical need for delivery of more effective medications to treat PTSD.

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

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


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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