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

Memo: Minor Updates to DAIDS SCORE Manual

November 8, 2021

Minor revisions were made to the DAIDS SCORE Manual requirements for the documentation of training. In addition, a clarification on synchronization of clocks has been added to the SCORE Manual FAQ. See the memo dated November 8, 2021 for full details of the changes.

The Legacy Project Launches the “H=H, the H is for Human" Podcast

November 1, 2021

Join an informal conversation with the Legacy Project team and its working group members in the inaugural launch of the podcast, "H=H, the H is for Human". H=H is a podcast that centers on the human side of HIV research education, affirming Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), and sexual gender minority communities disproportionately impacted by HIV. 

We invite you to listen to this first episode, subscribe, and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. Send us your comments and let us know what topics you would like H=H to cover in upcoming episodes!

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

US Conference on HIV/AIDS

December 2 - 3, 2021, Virtual

Due to the uptick in transmission rates of new COVID variants, NMAC has decided to move USCHA to the virtual space. 2021 tracks include: Racism and Race, Best Practices in Telehealth, Biomedical HIV Prevention, Addressing Issues Around COVID, Ending the Epidemic-Next Steps, Prioritizing People Living with HIV, Public Policy, Trauma-Informed Care/Mental Health and Track en Español.

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Working together, we can be the generation to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Know the facts, spread the word, volunteer for a study, or join a community advisory board. 

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