NINR has posted an updated policy for Data and Safety Monitoring (DSM) of Clinical Trials. The policy includes new guidance on ensuring the validity and integrity of clinical trials data and new information on clinical trial research experience for career development and training awards.
The NINR policy for DSM of clinical trials is incorporated as part of the terms and conditions for all awards involving clinical trials. Funding for clinical trial research activities is contingent upon compliance with this policy.
NIH requires each Institute and Center to have a system for the oversight and monitoring of the conduct of clinical trials to ensure the safety of participants and the validity and integrity of the data (NIH Policy NOT 98-084).