The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) follows a prioritization process to identify pediatric therapeutics and indications in need of study. Groups of experts assist with the prioritization, and there is an opportunity for public comment.
- Current gaps in available evidence
- Potential impact on children, society, and delivery of care
From the priority list, PTN investigators can submit a proposal to PTN. The PTN evaluates proposals, coordinates protocol development, and submits proposals to the NIH. If awarded, the PTN works with its sites to conduct the research.