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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Limited Competition: Revision Applications to Advance Evidence-Based Research Related to Protections for Human Subjects (U54) (PAS-12-169)



The NIH has an ongoing commitment to protecting human research subjects and to supporting bioethics research that will enhance the quality of biomedical research and inform the evidence base for sound practice and policy.

The FY 2012 budget for the Office of the Director, NIH, includes $5 million for the support of bioethics. In light of ongoing considerations concerning potential revisions in the Common Rule, the NIH Director has designated these funds for the support of research designed to develop and enhance the evidence base for the reform and evaluation of regulations governing human subjects research. Available as revision applications to existing awards, these funds will support:

  • Research related to the effectiveness of current protections in regulations, rules, and policies governing research with human subjects; and/or
  • Research on the use of broad, prospective consent for the use of human biospecimens and data.

For further information, please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (PAS-12-169).

NLM Contact

Dr. Valerie Florance,


May 25, 2012 by 5PM local time of applicant organization.

Last Reviewed: August 28, 2014