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Epidemiologic Research Studies of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in Selected Population Groups

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Criteria for selecting proposals...

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on the evidence submitted which specifically describes the applicant's abilities to meet the following criteria: 1) The plans to develop and implement the study describing how study participants will be identified, enrolled, tested and followed; 2) the ability to enroll and follow an adequate number of eligible study participants to assure proper conduct of the study. This includes both demonstration of the availability of HIV-infected potential study participants and the experience of the investigator in enrolling and following such persons; 3) the applicant's current activities in AIDS and HIV research and how they will be applied to achieving the objectives of the study; letters of support from cooperating organizations that demonstrate that nature and extent of such cooperation should be included; 4) the applicant's understanding of the research study objectives and, their ability, willingness and/or need to collaborate with CDC and researchers from other study sites in study design and analysis, including use of common forms, and sharing of specimens and data; 5) the plan to protect the rights and confidentiality of all participants and ensure adequate participation; 6) the size, qualifications and time allocation of the proposed staff and the availability of facilities to be used during the research study; 7) how the project will be administered to assure the proper management of the daily activities of the program; 8) the proposed schedule for accomplishing the activities of the research; including time frames; and 9) the quality of an evaluation plan which specifies methods and instruments to be used to evaluate the progress made in attaining research objectives.