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 appropriate for principal investigators who design, conduct, and analyze research. Study managers, data collectors, statisticians, trial clinicians, and data management personnel will benefit from exposure to an overview of the research process. The GCP discussions are based on international guidelines of trial conduct that apply all over the world in general, and certainly to DMID-funded research. Anyone involved in designing an observational study or clinical trial, writing a research protocol, or who supports the implementation of observational studies or clinical trials, would greatly benefit from participating. 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
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