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:
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.
This training is designed especially for IRB and Ethics Committee members from institutions involved in research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will cover basic principles behind the ethics regulations for research with human subjects, the role and responsibilities of IRBs as well as training in IRB administrative management. Participation is by invitation only. Please contact your Program Officer or Laura Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate delegates for participation. More details
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: