The Application Process

  • Thomas F. Hilton
  • Carl G. Leukefeld
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


This chapter dives deeply into the application process, which can seem a lot like touring a sausage factory. However, understanding the whole complicated process helps you to think strategically from the moment you get a great idea for a study. We include topics such as planning, hypothesis development, assembling resources and a project team, as well as suggestions for how to avoid handicapping your application with an overly burdensome budget.


Concept paper Planning Aims Measures Team Risk assessment Costs Forms Registering In-house approval Pre-reviews Train of thought 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. Hilton
    • 1
  • Carl G. Leukefeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Harbour BeachUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Center on Drug and Alcohol ResearchUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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