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

DAIDS Electronic Information Systems (EIS) Policy Resources

June 11, 2021

Resources from the DAIDS Electronic Information Systems (EIS) Trainings are now available under DAIDS Resources. Materials include presentation slides from the EIS Policy Training, a recording of the training, and links to additional resources provided by DAIDS.

Changes to CITI Program Access through the DAIDS Learning Portal

May 14, 2021

The HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Network (ACTG, HVTN, HPTN, IMPAACT, and MTN), DAIDS, and HANC subscriptions to the CITI Program will expire May 31, 2021. After this date, learners will no longer have access to CITI Program courses through their network, DAIDS, or HANC affiliation. These subscriptions will not be renewed beyond May 31, 2021 due to changes in the CITI Program’s pricing structure. This change will not affect access to CITI Program courses through affiliations with other organizations outside of the networks, DAIDS, and HANC, i.e. some universities. Learners who no longer have access to the CITI Program after June 1, 2021 have several options to complete GCP and HSP Training.

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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

2021 ACTG Annual Meeting

June 14 - 20, 2021, Virtual

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network Leadership invites you to attend the 2021 Virtual Annual ACTG Network Meeting which will be held from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18. Full session-specific agendas and conferencing details are forthcoming. Meeting registration is open from May 17 until June 10.

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Meeting agenda

Webinar: HVTN Research Priorities & Community Engagement

June 21, 2021, Virtual
10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on the HIV Vaccine Trials Network's research priorities and goals for the next seven years, highlight how community will be engaged as part of these priorities, and provide an opportunity for community to engage and ask questions.

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2021 IMPAACT Network Virtual Annual Meeting

June 22 - 24, 2021, Virtual

The 2021 IMPAACT Annual Meeting will be held virtually for 2-3 hours each day from 22-24 June. The Meeting will feature presentations from DAIDS Director Carl Dieffenbach, IMPAACT Network Chair Sharon Nachman, IMPAACT Vice Chairs Philippa Musoke and Patricia Flynn, and more.

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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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