Resources for Network Investigators

Below are links to network resources for investigators. The resources are for current and future network investigators as they propose new studies, request data sets for additional analyses, and apply for scholar programs.

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AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)

The mission of the AIDS clinical trials group (ACTG) network is to cure HIV and reduce the burden of disease due to HIV infection and its complications, including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

The HPTN strives to evaluate and implement cutting-edge biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions to reduce the transmission of HIV. 

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)

The HVTN welcomes the ideas of the scientific community regarding new proposals for HIV vaccine studies that are not currently being planned or pursued.

International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT)

Proposals for new IMPAACT studies may be submitted by internal or external investigators in the form of a study concept any time.

Scholars Programs

HIV/AIDS Clinical Research New Investigators Programs

The New Investigators programs offer opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, training and professional development activities.

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ACTG HIV Mentoring Program Awards

The ACTG Minority HIV Mentoring Program Award (MHIMP) aims to provide mentored opportunities for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis research for investigators from racial backgrounds that are underrepresented in biomedical research. The International HIV Mentoring Program Award (IHIMP) expands the MHIMP to support international investigators to participate in ACTG research and mentoring.

ATN Diversity Scholars Program

The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) scholar program aims to help scholars acquire the skills and tools they will need to develop and sustain productive, rewarding research careers, successfully compete for independent research grants and advance through the academic ranks.

HPTN Scholars Program

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) offers scholarship programs for early-career investigators funded through a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). 

HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP)

The HVTN RAMP Scholars program provides African American and Latinx medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.

IMPAACT Early Career Investigator Mentored Research Programs

The IMPAACT Early Career Investigator Mentored Research program aims to support the development of early career investigators to enter the field of maternal/child HIV research and advance the mission of the IMPAACT Network.

Data and Specimen Repositories

For researchers, new investigators and scholars looking for data and biological specimens to conduct research, the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) offers the HIV Specimen Repository Programs aimed at providing the scientific community with research resources for multidisciplinary investigation.  

Specimen Repository (ACTG, HVTN, IMPAACT)

The specimen repositories are a collaboration between several clinical trial networks to make the larger body of specimens collected for HIV research available to investigators.


The Statistical Center for HIV & AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) created the Atlas Science Portal to serve as a data integration and operational hub for multiple HIV research networks. Atlas helps these networks gain a wider view of their projects by bringing together disparate sources and types of information, opening the door to novel scientific insights and smoother operations. 

NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH)

The NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH) is a centralized resource that allows researchers to share and access de-identified data from studies funded by NICHD. DASH also serves as a portal for requesting biospecimens from selected DASH studies.


International Clinical Research Regulations

NIAID's page ClinRegs, is an online database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information designed to assist in planning and implementing international clinical research. Countries are included based on NIAID's international clinical research priorities.