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NIAID WEB BULLETIN
Join in the Conversation to Shape the Future of NIAID’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Networks


During the next several weeks, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will post a series of blog entries on www.AIDS.gov related to planning for the future of NIAID’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks. The awards supporting the six current HIV/AIDS networks are set to expire in 2013 and 2014.

Building upon the success of the current networks, NIAID aims to broaden the scope of the networks to include research for other infectious diseases of significance to people with or at risk for HIV infection, namely tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis. Further, the institute is looking for ways to increase collaboration across the networks; create transparent mechanisms for network leadership to solicit and support ideas from the research community; develop a means for external researchers to tap into the clinical trial infrastructure and capacity that the network system provides; and ensure that each network is capable of designing and implementing a cross-network agenda to address research questions related to specific populations.

Through the blog series, NIAID is seeking input from the broader research and HIV/AIDS communities on specific aspects of the network restructuring. Specifically, the blog posts will address:

  • NIAID’s clinical research priority areas: prevention, therapeutics and vaccines;
  • The structure of the new networks; and
  • The relationship between network leadership groups and clinical research sites.

Thoughtful comments and opinions on each of the blog posts are strongly encouraged as they will help NIAID to determine the future direction of its clinical trial networks.

Please check out the blog series at the blog’s Research page.

Media inquiries can be directed to the NIAID Office of Communications at 301-402-1663, niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov.


NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at www.niaid.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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Last Updated June 16, 2010

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