NIH investigators are eligible to collaborate with TNRF at NCATS and access screening facility resources. Open application cycles occur once each year and last about two months. During these cycles:
- NIH investigators work with TNRF experts at NCATS to develop an assay. Review the latest version of the Assay Guidance Manual.
- The NIH investigator submits a letter of intent for review to his or her Institute or Center and a proposal to TNRF for independent peer review by a proposal selection committee. Rejected proposals can be revised to address key concerns and resubmitted for additional review.
- Following proposal approval, NCATS staff and the NIH investigator work together to develop and execute a project plan.