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Basic Sciences Program (BSP)

Basic science research efforts by NIAID funded investigators have yielded important scientific contributions, including new targets for vaccines, drugs, and microbicides. The DAIDS Basic Sciences Program (BSP), consisting of the Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch, Targeted Interventions Branch and Epidemiology Branch, supports a major component of NIAID’s HIV/AIDS basic research efforts by carrying out the following activities:

  • Oversees grants and contracts that support basic and applied preclinical research
  • Encourages collaborative research with other scientific fields such as basic virology, immunology and pathobiology
  • Supports epidemiologic studies that help answer questions about HIV transmission and disease, including the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), and International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA)
  • Promotes research programs to discover novel therapeutic, vaccine, and microbicide strategies for the treatment and prevention of HIV
  • Coordinates research activities in consultation and/or collaboration with other government agencies, international organizations, and other Institutes at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Provides scientific guidance to grantees and contractors

For information on NIAID’s basic science research efforts, visit the HIV Basic Science Research Area.

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Last Updated October 29, 2007