Performance Improvement 2009. What Preclinical Development Resources Do Researchers Need?


This study assessed the need in the research community for access to preclinical development resources; and determined if the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Pilot Program is structured and targeted to meet the need and address critical gaps in early stage drug development. The NIH- RAID Pilot Program was established, to make available, on a competitive basis, critical preclinical development resources needed for the development of new therapeutic agents.

There is a strong need for a program like NIH-RAID. No significant funding alternative to the program could be identified. Programs offering similar services were limited in scope, funding, and access, while NIH-RAID was more comprehensive and available to a wider range of eligible investigators. Recommended modifications to the program included broadening the range of services to include development of biologics, and opening up the eligibility criteria to include for-profit entities. Researchers recommended that NIH-RAID consider a multi-pronged marketing approach to improve awareness of the program in the research community.

Report Title: National Institutes of Health Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Pilot Program Needs Assessment Evaluation; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Deshiree Belis, 301-496-5860
Performer: Tunnell Consulting, Government Services Group
PIC ID: 9048

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