Frequently Asked Questions about C-Path

What is C-Path?
How does C-Path achieve its mission?
How is C-Path funded?
How was C-Path formed?
Where is C-Path located?
What is the structure of C-Path?
Can you send me your annual report or financial statements?
Is Critical Path Institute rated by any outside charity groups?
What is your Federal Tax ID Number?

 

What is C-Path?

The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) is a global, nonprofit organization created to foster development of new evaluation tools and standards for drug therapy trials, which accelerates regulatory qualification and medical product approval and adoption.

How does C-Path achieve its mission?

C-Path achieves its mission by acting as a neutral third party to bring together public-private consortia of industry, academia and government for pre‐competitive collaboration and sharing of scientific data.

How is C-Path funded?

C-Path is a public/private partnership funded by sponsors such as the FDA: grants from foundation partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and fees from industry members.

How was C-Path formed?

C-Path’s beginnings stem from FDA’s Critical Path Initiative (CPI), a national effort to modernize the sciences through which FDA‐regulated products are developed, evaluated and manufactured. An independent 501(C)(3) was founded in 2004 with the mission to “foster development of new evaluation tools to inform medical product development.” Shortly thereafter, a Memorandum of Understanding was established between the FDA and C‐Path in 2005.

Where is C-Path located?

C-Path is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

What is the structure of C-Path?

C-Path is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is comprised of a variety of programs undertaken by consortia:

Establishing Consortia

From its beginning, the creation of consortia has been fundamental to the work of C-Path. The FDA, after consulting with experts in industry, government, academia, and patient advocacy groups, in 2006 identified the critical work that was needed to ensure that novel therapies could move through development and to patients as quickly as possible, i.e., the 76 projects on the Critical Path Opportunity List. Many of these projects required collaboration, and C-Path has since become the international leader in forming successful collaborations that advance scientific innovation to improve human health.

Can you send me your annual report or financial statements?

Our IRS Form 990 can be found at GuideStar.org.
To obtain printed copies of our audited financial statements or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
Click here to view our list of annual reports.

Is Critical Path Institute rated by any outside charity groups?

We are currently registered with GuideStar.Org.

What is your Federal Tax ID Number?

Our Federal Tax ID number is 20-1991334.