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NIH Implementation of FDAAA
Identifying the "Responsible Party" under FDAAA for Applicable Clinical Trials Conducted Under NIH Grants

  • This flowchart presents basic guidance on determining what entity or individual would be considered the "responsible party" under FDAAA for applicable clinical trials conducted under NIH grants (including cooperative agreements). It maps out the guidance provided in the “Elaboration of Definitions of Responsible Party and Applicable Clinical Trial,” and is also available as a PDF (177 KB).
  • This flow chart may not address every situation. The grantee institution's sponsored research office, general counsel, or other similar official should be involved in identifying the responsible party for applicable clinical trials.
Does the applicable clinical trial involve an investigational new drug application (IND) or investigational device exemption (IDE)?



The NIH encourages registration and results reporting for all NIH-supported clinical trials, regardless of whether or not they are subject to FDAAA.

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