These policies help guide how the NICHD handles a range of different research issues such as human subjects' protection, data sharing, large grants, and administrative supplements. The NICHD follows overall NIH policies and guidelines on many topics, but also issues its own policies on specific topics.
- Administrative Supplements
The NICHD provides guidance to applicants on the submission of administrative supplements requesting additional funding to an active NICHD grant to support research activities or other necessary items that fall with the original scope of the project.
- Animal Welfare
NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare regulates the use of animals for research.
- Clinical Research Policy on ClinicalTrials.gov (PDF - 264KB)
The NICHD has a specific policy on inclusion of clinical trials in clincaltrials.gov.
- Conflict of Interest
Financial conflict of interest is governed by NIH policy.
- Data Safety & Monitoring
These policies refer to ensuring the safety of research participants and their data.
- Inclusion Policies
These NIH policies aim to ensure the safety and inclusion of certain groups of research participants.
- Large Grants
The NIH and NICHD provide policy guidance to applicants planning to submit any application requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any one year.
- Protection of Human Subjects
These policies aim to ensure the safety of human research participants and their data.
- Public Access, Intellectual Property, and Data-Sharing Policies
These NIH policies address issues related to research data and findings.
- Research Grants
The NIH provides policies and guidance on the steps involved in the planning, development, implementation, and follow-through of grant and cooperative agreement applications, including understanding the compliance obligations of a grant award and the proper use of grant funds.
- Research Integrity
NIH is fully committed to maintaining public trust in the NIH research enterprise by supporting grantees in adhering to the highest standards of research integrity.
- Select Agent Information
The NIH is responsible for monitoring and oversight of the submissions and awards process for extramural research involving infectious agents and select agents as well as processes for investigations of accidents, research-related illnesses and potential biosafety violations involving infectious or select agents.
- Stem Cell Information
These policies govern the use of human stem cells for research purposes.