How to Develop & Submit a CTN Concept Proposal with the GIN.
A. How to Collaborate:
- Direct GIN Collaboration: Direct collaboration with the GIN involves small pilot projects requiring personnel support, such as research assistants, database programming, statistical analyses, and addiction/methodological expertise. Please contact node PIs to initiate collaboration—no formal concept proposal required.
- Small-scale CTN Projects: Small scale CTN projects are approximately 1-2 year endeavors. These projects can include: observational/ epidemiological studies, ancillary studies to large-scale CTN projects, secondary data analyses. Please contact node PIs to initiate collaboration—formal concept proposal required, see below for instructions.
- Large-scale CTN Projects: Large-scale CTN projects are typically multisite clinical trials or large health system intervention projects and last more than 2 years. Please contact node PIs to initiate collaboration—formal concept proposal required, see below for instructions.
B. Initial Steps:
STEP 1: Have a conversation of interest with the GIN Principal Investigators (PIs), Adam Gordon and Jerry Cochran. If you need assistance in scheduling a time with them please contact Mitchell Garets.
STEP 2: Develop your project background and aims. This is NOT a complete aims page. Please keep this step short and concise – no more than half a page. Submit this to Jerry Cochran as soon as possible.
STEP 3: Have a conference call with the GIN Team. Once the two steps above are completed, someone from GIN will contact you to help organize a time for this.
C. Concept Proposal Submission Steps:
STEP 1: After the first 3 initial steps, you are ready to begin development of concept proposal. All CTN study concepts generally should include:
- Title Page
- Narrative (3 pages)
- Budget (projected/estimated)
Please note that these are general requirements. The GIN staff will provide you with specific instructions and examples as concept development begins.
STEP 2: Review with multiple reviewers over several weeks.
STEP 4: Following concept submission to NIDA, reviews will be communicated within 2-6 weeks.