Newly Created: Clinical Trial Networks Working Group
A Clinical Trial Networks Working Group (CTN WG) was recently established at the GloPID-R General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea on March 17, 2017. This newly created group’s purpose is to have a platform to further exchange information on best practices and lessons learned and find further synergies to work together. The CTN WG’s overarching goal is to support a rapid clinical research response to save populations when epidemics strike.
Chaired by the European Commission, the group has participating representatives from the following networks:
- APPRISE: Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Diseases Emergencies
- ISARIC: International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium
- PREPARE: Platform for European Preparedness for Re (emerging) Epidemics
- REACTing: Research and Action Targeting Emerging Infectious Disease
- REDe: Research Capacity Network
CTN WG’s work will focus on incorporating a social sciences approach; capacity building; data sharing; and ethical, administrative, regulatory and legal (EARL) barriers to research. To that end, the group intends to share resources on the GloPID-R website starting with a webinar series:
- the use of social sciences in clinical trials
- capacity building activities of the networks
- data sharing experiences in the different networks
The webinar on data sharing is organized in collaboration with the GloPID-R working group on data sharing in public health emergencies.
Future projects are under discussion as the group maps the current activities and identifies potential areas of collaboration.