Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) Program
Program Purpose and Objectives
NICO Corporation is committed to improved patient and economic outcomes through the continued expansion of valid clinical information supporting those outcomes with the use of minimally disruptive and automated technologies. With this commitment in mind, the company has established an Investigator Initiated Study Program (IIS).
The aim of the program is to evaluate existing retrospective data or conduct prospective high-quality studies with the goal of manuscript submission for publication. Selected investigators may be provided financial support ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000, accordingly. All projects supported by this program are conducted by the applicant(s) and their respective affiliate institution(s). As such, NICO is neither involved in collecting information, in conducting research, or in the publication of any project findings.
Areas of High Interest
Neurosurgery is actively in a time of expanded innovation and advancement. Patients, physicians, and institutions alike are seeking new answers for minimizing intervention, improving outcomes, and keeping costs low. It is our effort, to focus the IIS Program on development of unique ideas which contribute to the growing body of evidence surrounding NICO technologies.
Key topics of interest to IIS are provided in the IIS Program Resources. Concepts submitted beyond this list are also of consideration.
Requests for support may be submitted for evaluation at any time. Proposals are reviewed by committee for scientific merit, feasibility, possible contribution to the respective body of clinical knowledge, and compatibility with NICO’s long-term clinical and scientific focus. Those deemed to have substantial merit, as well as scientific potential, and are in line with NICO’s clinical and scientific goals are considered first.
Upon receipt of the application materials listed above, the IIS Committee will begin an initial review. If the proposal information meets criteria for further evaluation, Preliminary Approval may be granted.
At the time of Preliminary Approval, the site will be asked to provide a Complete Protocol and Detailed Budget expanding on the initially submitted information.
Lastly, the study will be evaluated for Final Approval of funding.
For a breakdown of estimated timelines for each phase of this process, please see IIS Program Resources.
For the highest opportunity to receive Preliminary Approval, we recommend:
- Consult the materials available in the IIS Program Resources
- Clearly describe your study proposal objective(s)
- Place emphasis on the clinical or scientific importance of your proposal
- Follow the instructions to the best of your ability and reach out with questions
When you are ready, sending a proposal to the evaluation committee for the NICO IIS Program is simple! Use the following links to submit:
- Proposal Summary
- Proposed Budget
- Principal Investigator Information
- NOTE: If Resident/Fellow acts as investigator, please include CV for both PI and mentor
Currently, only sites in the United States or its territories are eligible to apply.
Should you have specific questions about the process or program, please contact Clinical_Affairs@niconeuro.com.