Providing Best Practices and Standards

Data management and information technology resources are developed in collaboration with the network statistical and data management centers (SDMCs), DAIDS and NIH.

IT Security Best Practices

The IT Security Best Practices, Version 5.0 is intended for clinical research sites and laboratories affiliated with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks. The document outlines a recommended approach for research sites and labs to manage information technology and cybersecurity risks, based on the NIST Cybsersecurity Framework. This document was developed by the HANC-facilitated IT Best Practices Working Group (ITBPWG).

Cross-Network Pregnancy Data Standards

The Cross-Network Pregnancy Data Standards present a harmonized approach for capturing pregnancy outcome data variables in the clinical database through common identifiers and naming, question text, SDTM annotations, data type, and response options. These standards are used by the SDMCs of the HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks.

Cross-Network Pregnancy Data Standards V1.0
Cross-Network Pregnancy Data Standards Release Notes V1.1
Cross-Network Pregnancy Data Standards Revision History V1.0

Excel spreadsheet versions of the standards and revision history are available upon request by emailing HANC admin.