The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit cooperative agreement applications that propose clinical trials to test the comparative effectiveness of existing therapies or effectiveness of existing or novel approaches for prevention and management of pain while reducing risk of addiction. The studies must address questions within the mission and research interests of participating NIH Institutes and Centers and evaluate preventive strategies or interventions including medications, biologics, procedures, medical and assistive devices and technologies, diagnostic testing, behavioral change, rehabilitation strategies, complementary therapies, integrated approaches, and delivery system strategies in well controlled trials in specific pain conditions. The overall goal is to inform clinicians about the effectiveness of interventions or management strategies that reduce opioid use that will improve functional outcomes and reduce pain across the continuum of acute to chronic pain associated with many types of diseases or conditions or pain presenting as a disease itself. Clinical trials will be conducted within the infrastructure of the HEAL Pain Effectiveness Research Network.
Letter of Intent Deadline: 30 days prior to application deadline
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.
Find out more information about the RFA on the NIH website.
For additional questions, contact Jamie Roberts.