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Cost of Inhouse (Nath's study)

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by dreampop, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. dreampop

    dreampop Senior Member

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    Does anybody have an idea of the expected cost of Avindra Nath's 3 year study, or the Intramural funds set aside for it?
     
  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    I don't believe NIH has talked about the cost of the study.
    I asked NIH if they have firmly committed to funding for each year/stage of the study. However that was among several questions that the communications/public liaison office did not answer (my questions were forwarded to that office for response).
     
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  3. Bob

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    I might be wrong, but as far as I recall, they've simply said that the costs come out of their own budget and that they don't have to set aside any specific amount for it. Or words to that effect. My own rough estimate is that the study will have to cost millions of dollars. Possibly between $5m to $20m, and even more by the time they reach the final stages of their stated ambitions.
     
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  4. dreampop

    dreampop Senior Member

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    I was thinking it might be $20m, but my review of recent comparable studies indicate that it will probably be $2m-$10m. I just find it funny that Collins claims to let him show us he means business - and 3 years later the annual spending is the same, and the in house study he has championed will retread a lot of things that have already been demonstrated (except for some of the brain stuff). A $5m dollar 3 year study would be like less .8% a year of NIH Directors Fund. I mean this SHOULD be a big thing, but I don't seem them really swinging into action. And, honestly, as good as Nath's study is - how likely is it that a single study will solve any major me/cfs theoretical problem?
     

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