Before beginning a new research project, you want to determine if similar research has already been published, funded, or is underway. Proposal preparation and study design are key components in grant preparation.


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    Repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.

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Proposal Preparation and Study Design

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