The United States Congress has directed the Department of Defense to implement a focused line effort for Combat Readiness Medical Research in FY19 with an appropriation of $15 million (M). The Combat Readiness--Medical Research Program (CRRP) will be established as a program of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The CDMRP's CRRP focuses on research relating to foward-deployable solutions that can promptly address life threatening injuries and medical diagnostics, threats, and treatments, and medical threats and treatments for Service members in battlefield settings.
To efficiently manage CRRP, the CDMRP will utilize its two tiered review process (https://cdmrp.army.mil/about/2tierRevProcess). The CRRP released an initial request for information to establish a State of the Science framework that will be used at an inaugural Stakeholders meeting where experts from different subject areas are brought together to identify knowledge gaps, outcome and product needs for the state of the science and patient care, etc. After the Stakeholders Meeting, a Vision Setting meeting is convened to recommend an investment strategy to answer some of the unmet medical needs, knowledge gaps, and consumer concerns. Funding opportunities will be released to implement the program's investment strategy and address the targeted foci of the CRRP in mid-2019.
Fiscal Year 2019 Stakeholders Meeting
Last updated Wednesday, April 10, 2019