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Why be an Investigator ?

As a clinical trial investigator, you will play an integral role in the development of dental therapies used to improve the health of people worldwide. You may be able to offer your patients alternatives that could only be available through their participation in clinical trials.

What are some advantages of being an Investigator?

Advantages of being an investigator include:

  • Professional development: Be on the cutting edge of your therapeutic area of expertise, meet other investigators, exchange ideas, plan future collaborations, and work with investigational medications and processes that are not yet approved by the FDA.
  • Professional recognition: Use your role as an investigator to co-author articles for publication and be recognized as a leader within the dental community.
  • Personal satisfaction: Offer your patients new dental alternatives that may only be available through participation in clinical trials.
  • Compensation: Clinical trials may provide compensation for your time and resources.

How to be an Investigator with FCRC?

Principal Investigators (PI's) interested in initiating a clinical study may contact us directly to make an appointment or submit a proposal, discussing details about the clinical trial or clinical research study to be performed.

Project proposals can be submitted by completing the FCRC Clinical Trial Application Step 1 form.

Principal Investigators (PIs) with approved FCRC clinical trial projects who have no other current sources of research funding are eligible for possible support from the 2014-2015 budget of the faculty's Research Committee or from other FCRC sources . The deadline for submission of FCRC funds from the Research Committee is March 16, 2015 so time is of the essence. Typical awards will be in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. This funding is designed to facilitate clinical trial research and to assist in the development of connections to industry. Senior faculty members are encouraged to act as co-applicants/mentors/consultants. FCRC awards do not support "bridge" funding to continue a research program between grant applications. A final report will be required within one year to include details of the company approached. Preliminary clinical trials would not typically be publishable on their own and therefore budgets should not include publication costs or conference travel. The inclusion of MSc clinical specialty students is encouraged; please account for their $1,275 per annum research allowance in the budget. Computers will not be funded as part of FCRC Awards.

Principal Investigators interested in obtaining research funding can apply by completing the FCRC Clinical Trial Application Step 2 form


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