The primary responsibility of the Manuscript Review Committee (MRC) is to ensure that abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts that contain data from HPTN studies are developed, reviewed and endorsed, according to the HPTN Publications Policy prior to submission for publication. Reviews are conducted mainly via email with written feedback provided to the submitting author(s).
The MRC Coordinator will facilitate the review and response by the MRC members ensuring the MRC chair(s), Network Central Resources (Leadership and Operations Center, Statistical and Data Management Center, Laboratory Center), and other subject matter experts, review the documents as appropriate. In addition to and in parallel with the MRC review, manuscripts reporting primary endpoint results, must also be reviewed by the HPTN Principal Investigators within the same timeframe as the MRC review.
Additional details can be found in Sections 4 and 21 of the HPTN MOP.