Resources for Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans (BESH)


Working on a study that might meet both the definition of basic research and the NIH definition of a clinical trial? Check out our new webpage on Basic Experimental Studies involving Humans (BESH). This webpage contains new resources to help investigators:

  • understand the definition of BESH,
  • differentiate between a measurement and an intervention,
  • answer the 4 key questions that determine if a study meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial – from a BESH perspective,
  • and more!

We have also updated our library of clinical trial case studies, designed to help you identify whether your study would be considered by NIH to be a clinical trial.

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