The International Clinical
Studies Support Center (ICSSC)
What is the ICSSC?
The International Clinical Studies Support Center (ICSSC) was created by DMID/NIAID to provide a wide range of support services to clinical investigators who are conducting international research funded by DMID. The ICSSC is housed at FHI 360, an organization with over 30 years experience conducting clinical research in more than 80 countries.
ICSSC training events, consultation, and assistance are available in a variety of areas including:
- Training (classroom, webinar and online):
- Clinical research, data management, scientific writing, biostatistics,
Good Clinical Practices (GCP) among others
- Study design and methodology
- Protocol development
- Statistics and data management plans
- AE reporting and monitoring
- Case report form design
- Site assessment and site preparedness
- Data management assessment and systems development
- Statistical analysis
- Manuscript Preparation
Who can request assistance?
Scientists funded by NIAID/DMID who are conducting research at foreign sites
How to request assistance:
Principal Investigators may submit a request for assistance online at this ICSSC website (www.icssc.org), or may request assistance through their Program Officers.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
International Research in IDs, including AIDS (IRIDA)
- Direct awards to foreign institutions
- Eligibility restructed to resource-limited countries
- Defined by World Bank's low, midle, and high-middle economy ratings
- Covers all infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS
- Advances the development of local scientific expertise and builds local research infrastructure
- Budget $125K/year for 5 years
- Max 20% may go back to “high economy” country
- No clinical trials/interventional studies allowed
- No select agent work allowed
On behalf of the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), it is our pleasure to announce the following training opportunity:
Fundamentals of Data Management Training, Durham, NC, 8-11 June 2015
The program is appropriate for data managers who plan data management activities for research, design case report forms, create data entry systems, perform data quality checks, generate documentation to support data management activities, and create data sets for statistical analysis Participation is by invitation only. To nominate delegates for participation, please contact your Program Officer or Laura Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details
News from NIAID
Two New Tests to Detect Drug-Resistant Malaria
Researchers from NIAID working with French and Cambodian colleagues in Cambodia have developed two tests that can quickly determine - within three days - whether the malaria parasites in a given patient will be resistant or susceptible to artemisinin. These new tests are more rapid and less costly than current drug-responsiveness tests, which require malaria patients to be hospitalized for blood draws every six hours over the course of several days. Read more.
New development in malaria research:
- New Investigational Malaria Vaccine Found Safe and Effective in Phase I Clinical Trial NIAID researchers and collaborators found a new, investigational malaria vaccine to be safe, immunogenic and protective in healthy volunteers. The results of the Phase I clinical trial are published in Science. The vaccine is composed of live but weakened Plasmodium falciparum parasites in an immature stage of their life cycle. For details on how the vaccine works and the clinical trial results, see the NIAID press release.