Does the SNSF support clinical research through project funding?

​The SNSF supports clinical research projects that meet the requirements and scientific criteria pursuant to Arts. 8 and 17 of the Funding Regulations. The clinical relevance of the research question will be taken into account when the first criteria set (scientific relevance, topicality and orginality of research question) is assessed. The GCP guidelines will be considered in the assessment of the methodology. The calculation of sample sizes based on a formal power analysis as well as proof that recruitment is possible in the time available, e.g. through a corresponding pilot study, will make it easier to decide whether the project is feasible. Support for the project by a local CTU will be an advantage.