Assessing the challenges of multi-scope clinical research sites: an example from NIH HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, Volume 20, Issue 2, p.149-57 (2014)

Keywords:

2013, Center-Authored Paper, December 2013, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

Large-scale, multi-network clinical trials are seen as a means for efficient and effective utilization of resources with greater responsiveness to new discoveries. Formal structures instituted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials facilitate collaboration and coordination across networks and emphasize an integrated approach to HIV/AIDS vaccine, prevention and therapeutics clinical trials. This study examines the joint usage of clinical research sites as means of gaining efficiency, extending capacity, and adding scientific value to the networks.