For Researchers

Research investigators play critical roles in identifying important research questions, designing research studies, and obtaining funding. The 5Ts Framework provides a systematic approach to help investigators address the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy and maximize generalizability of study findings.

Researchers, such as principal investigators, co-investigators, and research mentees, can use this website to:

  • Prepare grant proposals that are inclusive of older adults by avoiding exclusion criteria that disproportionately affect older adults
  • Ensure that research funding will be adequate to support inclusion of older adults by budgeting for additional time
  • Share the 5Ts with your research team by downloading and completing the 5Ts Inclusion Worksheet during a team meeting
  • Hear about new developments by reading 5Ts News