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Demonstration Project Ethics and Regulatory Documentation







This page contains links to minutes and supplementary materials summarizing a series of discussions about NIH Collaboratory pragmatic clinical trial Demonstration Projects from regulatory and ethical perspectives. These discussions, which took place as teleconferences, included representation from study principal investigators and study teams, members of the NIH Collaboratory Regulatory/Ethics Core, NIH staff, and NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center personnel, with additional input provided by representatives from the Office for Human Research Protections.

Detailed descriptions of NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Demonstration Projects are available on the "Demonstration Projects" page on this website.


OHRP Statement of Participation in Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Demonstration Project Discussions

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) participated in the regulatory and ethics discussions regarding demonstration project studies being conducted through the NIH Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory to provide technical advice as needed on the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Human Subjects Protection Regulations (45 CFR 46 Subpart A - the "Common Rule"). OHRP has not affirmatively determined that the HSC Research Collaboratory demonstration projects, as they were described during the discussions, would meet all of the regulatory requirements. Any OHRP statement that it would be reasonable for an IRB to approve one of the studies discussed was based on the information presented during the discussion.

We understand that one of the purposes for making these discussion minutes publicly available is to inform institutional review boards (IRBs), institutions, and investigators of how the human subjects protection regulations might apply to studies similar to those being conducted through the HCS Research Collaboratory. OHRP notes that determining how the human subjects protection regulations apply must take into consideration study-specific information. If IRBs, institutions, or investigators have questions about how the regulations apply to a specific study, they may contact OHRP by phone at (866) 447-4777 (toll-free within the U.S.) or (240) 453-6900, or by e-mail at


​​Meeting Minutes and Updates for NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Demonstration Projects: UH2/UH3

Please note: all linked documents below open as PDFs.


Lumbar Image Reporting with Epidemiology (LIRE) - Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Jarvik, MD, MPH 

Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain in Primary Care/Pain Program for Active Coping and Training (PPACT) - Principal Investigator: Lynn DeBar, PhD


Active Bathing to Eliminate Infections (ABATE) - Principal Investigator: Susan Huang, MD, MPH

Blood Pressure Medication Timing Study (BPMedTime) - Principal Investigator: Gary Rosenthal, MD

Suicide Prevention Outreach Trial (SPOT) - Principal Investigator: Greg Simon, MD, MPH

Strategies and Opportunities to Stop Colorectal Cancer (STOP CRC) - Principal Investigator: Gloria Coronado, PhD


Time to Reduce Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease (TiME) - Principal Investigator: Laura Dember, MD

A Policy-Relevant U.S. Trauma Care System Pragmatic Trial for PTSD and Comorbidity (Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support [TSOS]) - Principal Investigator: Douglas Zatzick, MD

Improving Chronic Disease Management with Pieces (ICD-Pieces) - Principal Investigator: Miguel Vazquez, MD

Pragmatic Trial of Video Education in Nursing Homes (PROVEN) - Principal Investigators: Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH; Vincent Mor, PhD; Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH


Additional information about the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Regulatory/Ethics Core, including a comprehensive list of tools, publications, and resources, is available here.

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