Research Forum-Child Health

Formed in conjunction with the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI), the Research Forum-Child Health (RF-CH) provides investigators with a structured approach designed to assist and expedite development of Child Health research projects in all areas of translational research in basic, preclinical, and clinical sciences.

The RF-CH utilizes a multidisciplinary Team of experts comprised of senior faculty, technical experts, ICTS Core personnel and other ICTS support and resources to help guide and facilitate research by reviewing plans at any stage of a research project, which may include IRB & regulatory assistance, biostatistics support, nursing support, and ICTS core resource access.

Investigators with highly developed or evolved projects nearing extramural submission should consider review through the NIH Mock Study Section, sponsored by the ICTS Clinical Research Training Center.

Call for Applications

RF- Child Health Guidelines  

RF- Pre Application

RF- Application (must submit pre-application first)

Contact Information

Send an email to if you have questions or call Dr. Betsy Keath at 314.747.8155.