Update from the Clinical Trial Networks & Funders (CTN&F) Working Group

With more and more funders implementing the recommendations set out in the Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination, a new co-chair and a publication in The Lancet, the GloPID-R CTN&F working group is keeping very busy.

The group is excited to announce the appointment of Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah as a co-chair of the working group. Prof. Yazdanpanah will replace Dr. Detlef Böcking as the funder co-chair of the group, and will work with the Clinical Trial Networks co-chair, Dr. John Amuasi, to steer the group as its focus shifts toward supporting funders on implementing policy recommendations made in the GloPID-R Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination. Heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Böcking for his dedicated leadership of the working group over the past year, with best wishes for a fulfilling retirement.

The working group has also submitted feedback on the World Health Organization’s draft clinical trials best practice guidance, in response to its call for comments through a public consultation from July to October 2023. The guidance is a welcome resource to support the implementation of high-quality trials in any resourced setting and the working group appreciates the opportunity to contribute to its development.

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.