About FDA

Clinical Outcome Assessments Staff

The Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Staff is located in the Immediate Office in the Office of New Drugs (OND), in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The COA Staff was previously known as the Study Endpoints and Labeling Development (SEALD) – Study Endpoints Team.

Our Mission

To promote the development and implementation of patient-focused endpoint measures in medical product development to describe clinical benefit in labeling     

What We Do

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to advance good scientific clinical outcome measurement standards and policy development

  • Collaborate with the Office of New Drugs review divisions and other FDA Centers by providing consultation and advice on clinical outcome assessment development, validation, and interpretation of clinical benefit endpoints in clinical trials for IND, NDA, and BLA submissions

  • Address unmet medical needs by managing and leading the CDER Drug Development Tools Clinical Outcomes Assessment Qualification Program 


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Office of New Drugs, Clinical Outcome Assessments Staff
10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 22
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: 301-796-0900 

For information about the Labeling Development Team and the prescribing information, go to the Labeling Development Team  internet site.

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