Investigators who are nominated for or awarded a CTSI Pilot award may be required to submit documentation for NCATS Prior Approval for human subjects research.
NCATS is the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences which holds the parent award supporting CTSI. As such, CTSI and all pilot awardees supported by the CTSI are subject to the NCATS requirement for Prior Approval of human subjects research.
The following is an except from the NCATS Prior Approval FAQs website:
Prior approval is required for human subjects research with all pilot projects funded by NCATS, in full or partially, and for any pilot projects using institutional commitment specifically mentioned in the grant application.
NIH Funding Acknowledgment:Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.