HIV/AIDS Network Coordination

Facilitating Collaboration Between HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks

The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) works with the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the intent of creating a more integrated, collaborative and flexible research structure. The networks are an affiliated group of national and international medical research institutions and investigators that conduct clinical HIV/AIDS research to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies, and vaccines.

Announcements

Resources for DAIDS Co-enrollment Prevention Requirements

October 6, 2021

The DAIDS Office of Clinical Site Oversight (OCSO) recently released a new requirement for co-enrollment prevention SOPs at sites. Details of the requirement are recorded in a memo dated September 8, 2021. Related changes to the DAIDS SCORE Manual, including expansion of the Co-enrollment Prevention section, addition of 3 new appendices and FAQs, and templates are now reflected on the DAIDS SCORE Manual site, under the Screening, Enrollment/Randomization, and Unblinding section.

A webinar was also held on September 28, 2021 to detail the co-enrollment prevention requirements. The recording and slides are available here. A summary of the Q&A portion of the webinar is being developed and will be posted on the DAIDS Resources page once available.

Connecting People, Advancing Research

The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) programs are referred to as areas of coordination. Within each area of coordination are numerous work groups that are integral to advancing the research goals and objectives defined by the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and the Division of AIDS.

Behavioral & Social Science

HANC supports a number of trans-institute behavioral science groups composed of experts that are working to advance research and clinical trials through cross-network collaboration.

Community

HANC supports Community Partners, The Legacy Project, and the COVID-19 CAB coalition to achieve representation and build relationships with historically underrepresented communities in clinical research.

Cross-Network

HANC supports cross-network working groups for network leadership, communications, data management centers, performance evaluation, and site coordinators to promote greater information sharing, collaboration, and process standardization.

Laboratory

HANC supports several cross-network laboratory working groups and committees with the aim of harmonizing processes and procedures, ensuring standard quality assurance for protocol-specified assays and​ laboratory preparedness for network clinical trials.

Providing the Tools For Success

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SOPs, Guidelines & Resources

Providing HANC-developed standard operating procedures (SOPs), best practice guidelines, toolkits, fact sheets, memos, and more, available and organized by content area.

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Webinars & Presentations

HANC work groups host webinars throughout the year to increase awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS research topics and community-engagement issues. Find recordings of recently hosted webinars here.

Training

Our HANC-developed training modules target community member training needs, scientific literacy, HIV research counseling and testing, and HIV prevention and cure research.  

Upcoming Events

HVTN Conference 2021

October 18-20, 2021, Virtual

The 2021 HVTN Conference will be held virtually. Virtual sessions can be viewed in real time by live stream, and session recordings will be posted. Please register for the conference here. The deadline for online registration is October 12. A conference agenda will be posted online when available

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