Discovery provides many opportunities for clinical investigators, including submission and presentation of new clinical proposals. Once reviewed and presented, these proposals can become Endorsed Projects or Discovery Programs. 

Clinical Investigator Proposals

The Discovery Clinical Investigator meetings offer researchers a unique opportunity to submit their ideas to Discovery in order to receive valuable peer feedback. Proposals are reviewed and evaluated by members of the Discovery Steering Committee. In addition to Overall Impact Score, investigators are provided with a score and comments in the following areas: Significance, Investigator, Innovation, Approach and Environment. The investigators will have the opportunity to present their proposals at a Discovery Clinical Investigator meeting. These presentations can be done virtually or in-person and time is allowed for questions and additional feedback.

Submit a Proposal


Preview the submission form. (Please note: all proposals must be submitted via the link listed above. You may not print and e-mail this PDF.) If you have questions, please contact discovery@sccm.org.‚Äč

Criteria for Clinical Investigator Proposals Application

  • A minimum of two sites is required (a multi-institutional study) 
  • The research plan (questions 6-16) in the application should be concise and limited to no more than six pages. The research plan includes specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies (where applicable), and research design and methods. 
  • The research plan should describe any assistance requested from Discovery (i.e., generation of datasets, data analysis, study sites, etc.) 
  • It is expected that the results (positive or negative) of all approved Discovery studies, including those considered non-publishable by the study’s investigators, will be presented to the Discovery Steering Committee within six months of study completion. 
  • The Discovery Steering Committee should review all manuscripts resulting from the study prior to submission. 
  • All study investigators must submit any conflicts of interest. 
  • Intellectual property will be protected, and confidentiality statements will be required from all members of the Discovery Steering Committee reviewers.

Proposals that are reviewed by the Discovery Steering Committee, but not given a high-ranking are not provided a letter of support, but are encouraged to continue to work closely with the Discovery Steering Committee and join the SCCM Research eCommunity in order to continue to improve their proposals or execute their project.

Learn more about Endorsed Discovery Projects and Programs

Projects
Programs