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

New Resources from DART 1.0

September 28, 2022

Training toolkits from the DAIDS Applied Research Training (DART) pilot event are now available on the HANC website. The DART curriculum includes 13 training modules focused on strengthening Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Council for Harmonization (ICH) compliance at clinical research sites. The curriculum emphasizes small group, application-focused learning experiences and is free for sites to use to support staff training. 

2023 National Latinx Conference on HIV, HCV & SUD Call for Abstracts

September 20, 2022

The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD aims to create opportunities to share information and efforts around health disparities that negatively impact the Latinx population.  This year the planning committee will be accepting abstracts for both Oral and Poster presentations.  Deadline for submitting abstracts, January 13, 2023. Submit your abstract here!

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

USCHA 2022

October 8 - 11, 2022, San Juan, PR

The United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 8-11, 2022, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. This year’s theme is Luchando Por Nuestras Vidas: Fighting for Our Lives. We are bringing USCHA to Puerto Rico to highlight the impact of HIV in Puerto Rico and Latinx populations. With the help of USCHA’s host committee we will also celebrate local culture. 

Be the Generation

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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