Submit an Idea or Proposal

The HVTN’s mission is to fully characterize the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of HIV vaccine candidates with the goal of developing a safe, effective vaccine as rapidly as possible for prevention of HIV infections globally. As such, we welcome the ideas of the scientific community regarding new proposals for HIV vaccine studies that are not currently being planned or pursued. We also welcome proposals from investigators who would like to use our data and/or specimens collected in HVTN clinical trials to answer questions related to vaccinology, immunology, or HIV/AIDS (see Ancillary/Exploratory Studies).

To submit a proposal, click the idea submission button and fill in the required information. You will be contacted within two weeks of your proposal submission if we require more information. 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.

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