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42 U.S. Code § 287a–4 - General clinical research centers

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(a) Grants

The Director of the Center shall award grants for the establishment of general clinical research centers to provide the infrastructure for clinical research including clinical research training and career enhancement. Such centers shall support clinical studies and career development in all settings of the hospital or academic medical center involved.

(b) Activities

In carrying out subsection (a), the Director of National Institutes of Health shall expand the activities of the general clinical research centers through the increased use of telecommunications and telemedicine initiatives.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 481B, formerly § 481C, as added Pub. L. 106–505, title II, § 204(a), Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2327; amended Pub. L. 109–482, title I, § 103(b)(42), Jan. 15, 2007, 120 Stat. 3688; renumbered § 481D, Pub. L. 110–170, § 2(b), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2466; renumbered § 481B and amended Pub. L. 112–74, div. F, title II, § 221(c)(4), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1089.)
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 481B of act July 1, 1944, was renumbered section 404J, and is classified to section 283l of this title.


2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(c)(4)(B), substituted “Director of the Center” for “Director of the National Center for Research Resources”.

2007—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–482 struck out heading and text of subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year.”

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–482 applicable only with respect to amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2007 or subsequent fiscal years, see section 109 of Pub. L. 109–482, set out as a note under section 281 of this title.