We are eager to continue growing our scientific agenda and therefore solicit submission of new concepts. This call for research concepts is broad and welcomed from either HPTN or non-HPTN affiliated investigators and can focus on any non-vaccine prevention method. The intent is to identify either new prevention interventions or combinations of interventions that could have a positive impact on prevention of HIV transmission or acquisition. These could be vanguard studies (e.g., preparatory studies that aim to identify feasibility of recruitment and retention of potential study populations, feasibility and acceptability of interventions or exploring HIV incidence rates in specific populations) or definitive Phase II or Phase III clinical trials.
Concepts must be limited to five pages and include the following information: brief background and rationale, target population, study design, key outcomes, study assessments, estimated sample size, and potential impact on the target population.
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Concepts should be emailed to Kathy Hinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2018. These concepts will be forwarded to the relevant HPTN Scientific Committees for review and prioritization. Following the Scientific Committee review process, the concepts will undergo the Network review by the HPTN Executive Committee as per HPTN’s established process. This review is anticipated to take place during the Fall of 2018 and will include feedback to the concept authors.
Should you have any questions, please send your queries to Kathy Hinson at email@example.com.