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Restructuring the NIAID Clinical Trials Networks

NEW! NIAID has named the principal investigators, clinical trials units (CTUs), and clinical trials sites that will lead and conduct the research of its five HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks through 2021. Read the NIAID press release. See a complete listing of the 37 newly awarded CTUs and the 108 clinical research sites.

Funding Opportunities

Since January 2012, NIAID has issued a number of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) in connection with its efforts to revamp and expand its HIV/AIDS clinical research networks. The following are the FOAs that have been released:

NIAID Town Hall Meetings and Workshops

In April 2012, NIAID issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) designed to solicit applications for the Clinical Trials Units (CTUs). To assist potential CTU applicants, NIAID hosted three grantsmanship workshops focused on the grant application and review process. Theworkshops were held July 28–29, 2012 in Washington, D.C., Aug. 16–18, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Oct. 25–27, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On March 7, 2011, NIAID hosted a public meeting at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland, to discuss the development of a non-HIV/AIDS Leadership Group focused on bacterial antibiotic resistance, with the ability to rapidly address emerging infectious diseases.

On October 26, 2010, NIAID hosted a town hall meeting in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the future of the HIV/AIDS Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Networks. NIAID and its collaborating partners from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented key aspects of the new networks with a focus on potential changes in research priorities and network structure, opportunities for collaborations, and general information on the application process.

View meeting summaries and presentations from both meetings.

Other Forums for Feedback

NIAID has been using the blog to communicate about the future direction of its clinical trials networks and to seek feedback from the interested public. All of NIAID’s blog posts on this topic can be found on Each of the posts that have appeared to date is noted below. We welcome your feedback.


Last Updated April 16, 2013