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Office of Clinical Site Oversight (OCSO)

The Office of Clinical Site Oversight (OCSO) facilitates the clinical research of the DAIDS scientific programs by overseeing clinical sites associated with the NIAID-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks. As such, they perform the following key functions:

  • Oversees grants of network clinical trials unitsĀ and clinical research sitesĀ that participate in the HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks
  • Establishes new clinical sites around the world
  • Evaluates and monitors the administration, finances, and performance of existing clinical sites
  • Works with other government agencies, other Institutes at the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks
  • Verifies that optimal safeguards are employed for participant safety and that high quality research practices are utilized
  • Oversees the DAIDS clinical research standards, policies, and procedures that are used by clinical sites
  • Monitors clinical site progress of enrolling of underserved populations and ensuring community representation
  • Organizes and/or participates in program and regional meetings as necessary

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Last Updated October 29, 2007