NICHD follows clinical research monitoring guidelines as set forth by four sources:
- NIH policy
- Regulation through the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 45, Part 46 as it applies to federally funded research
- Good Clinical Practice as described in Document E6 of the International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
- If applicable, relevant U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations
In addition, NICHD provides guidelines on NICHD Clinical Trials Monitoring and Oversight (PDF 468 KB) for all its awardees. You can refer to this policy, the NIH policy website, and consultations with your NICHD Program Officer and Grants Management Specialist to develop appropriate data and safety monitoring procedures for a given study. If you are involved in a study supported on an NICHD-supported network award, please consult the Network operating manual and NICHD network Program Officer for additional guidance.