FHI 360 serves as the leadership and operations center for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a worldwide, collaborative, clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily nonvaccine interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV.
In this role, FHI 360 is responsible for facilitating and managing the scientific agenda and research operations of the entire network, from study development through implementation and publication of results. The coordinating and operations center is also responsible for logistical, budgetary, administrative and communication support for the network leadership, scientific committees and other committees and working groups. FHI 360 staff work closely with the network’s sponsors, leaders and institutional partners, including the HPTN statistical and data management center, located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington, and with the HPTN central laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
FHI 360 staff also work with investigators, staff and community representatives from clinical research sites in Africa, Asia, North America and South America on all aspects of the HPTN research program.
As the coordinating and operations center for HPTN, FHI 360 participates in and supports:
- Network leadership and governance
- Research development, management and oversight
- Clinical site preparation, training and technical assistance
- Community engagement and research ethics programs
- Communications and information management
- Financial management and oversight