New DAIDS RSC Contract
OPCRO released a memo on April 15, 2017 announcing that the award of the new DAIDS Regulatory Support Center (RSC) Contract to Technical Resources International, Inc, (TRI) of Bethesda, MD. The full text of the memo is available here.
OCSO Memo re: Site Monitoring Contract
OCSO released a memo on March 22, 2017 announcing that, following a re-competition process, the Monitoring Operations Branch (MOB) has awarded the new NIAID Site Monitoring Contact (NCSM) to Pharmaceutical Products Development, Inc. (PPD). The full text of the memo is available here.
OCSO Memo re: CRS QA Summary Report
OCSO released a memo on March 13, 2017 notifying sites that they are no longer required to submit a CRS QA Summary Report to their DAIDS Program Office on April 1st, 2017. OCSO currently anticipates that the next submission deadline will be in October 2017. The full text of the memo is available here.
ATN Request for Proposals
The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) recently released a new RFP. The purpose of this RFP is to encourage collaboration among investigators and the ATN by providing funding support for scientifically meritorious research projects that address the research objectives of the ATN in order to augment the research areas of the ATN’s U19 Program projects already in progress. The full text of the RFP can be accessed here.
Research Ethics and Informed Consent Video
The Community Partners Training Working Group and DAIDS created a video on Research Ethics and Informed Consent. To view the video, click here.
Adolescent PrEP Delivery Webinar
The Youth Prevention Research Working Group recently presented a webinar titled "Adolescent PrEP Delivery: Opportunities and Challenges in the World of HIV Prevention". A recording of the webinar and copies of the presentations are available here.
Women & HIV Cure
The Women's HIV Research Collaborative presented a three-part webinar series on women and HIV cure featuring a team of expert women working in biomedical research and community advocacy. Recordings are available here.
IT Best Practices Document updated!
HANC's IT Best Practices Document is revised every other year by the networks' SDMCs (Frontier Science and SCHARP) and representatives from DAIDS and NIH. The document provides IT best practices guidance for clinical research sites and laboratories working on DAIDS-funded HIV/AIDS clinical trials. The most recent version of the IT Best Practices document was finalized in March. To view the document, click the link below.
"Ethical Considerations on Standard of Care and Post-Trial Access" Webinar now posted!
The Community Partners Working Group hosted a webinar presented by Liza Dawson, Research Ethics Team Leader in the Division of AIDS and Sam Garner, bioethicist in the Division of AIDS. To view the webinar, click the link below.