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 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.

Webinar: DAIDS Electronic Information Systems (EIS) Policy Training, Session C

June 29, 2021, Virtual
8 - 10 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT / 5 - 7 p.m. SAST

The Division of AIDS (DAIDS) invites you to join the Electronic Information Systems (EIS) Policy Training sessions. DAIDS and the network Statistical Data Management Centers will provide an overview of the EIS Policy purpose and scope, walk through the EIS Evaluation Checklist, and discuss how to complete other requirements of the EIS Policy.

An agenda for the training session can be found here. Please review the EIS Evaluation Checklist before attending a training session and have a copy ready for reference.

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