Researchers: Submit Pilot Study Concepts to Columbia Clinical Trials Network

Deadline Aug. 1   The Lyme Disease Association Inc. is notifying researchers that the Clinical Trials Network established with a grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to Columbia University announces that the website is now accepting Pilot Study Concept submissions (July 1 to Aug 1).  

The Clinical Trials Network welcomes research clinicians and investigators from academic institutions and foundations to submit proposals. The CTN Study Review Committee will review submissions for consideration for further development into a pilot study; each pilot study will be conducted at one of the CTN investigation sites.  The CTN has funding to support 1-2 small pilot studies each year.  Current CTN network affiliates include investigators from Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.  The CTN Study Review Committee includes the core CTN members, clinical research experts, and academic and community clinicians. Results of the CTN pilot studies – if favorable – will lead to consideration for larger Randomized Controlled Trials.    

The deadline for the first round of submissions for treatment research ideas from the research scientists and clinicians is August 1, 2021.  The submission period opens July 1.   

We thank all clinicians and investigators in advance for participation in this process, as your proposal may lead to a transformative study. 

To submit a Pilot Study Proposal:  


To find out more information about the Network, go to the Lyme Disease Association link below.

Read about the establishment of the Network