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Would you like to submit a proposal for a study to be conducted with the HVTN?

The HVTN relies upon the collective wisdom and creativity of its investigators and collaborators and the HIV vaccine field at large to pursue studies that will move us closer to finding an effective HIV preventive vaccine. As such, we welcome the ideas of the scientific community regarding new proposals for HIV vaccine studies and HIV vaccine related studies that are not currently being planned or pursued. We are also interested in reviewing proposals for studies utilizing specimens and/or data collected during HVTN vaccine clinical trials that may further our understanding of HIV vaccinology.

1) Review the HVTN Scientific Agenda. Does your proposal fit into or complement the agenda? How does the study fit with current concepts being developed at the HVTN?

2) Prepare a brief synopsis of the idea. Prepare a brief description of the proposal and send an email to vtn.research@hvtn.org with answers to the questions below. The proposal will receive an initial review by HVTN leadership. You will be contacted within two weeks of your proposal submission if we require more information.

3) Work with Core. If further development is encouraged by HVTN leadership we will work with you to establish the appropriate team and guide you on moving the proposal forward. Core leadership will also make sure that you will maintain involvement in the proposal as it moves forward.

If you have any questions, or you would like to send additional materials that require formatting, such as graphs or tables, please e-mail vtn.research@hvtn.org.

In your email, please provide answers to the following:

  1. Name
  2. Phone
  3. Email address
  4. Hypothesis
  5. Objectives
  6. Brief description of your concept