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The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination is pleased to announce that the Recommendations for Community Engagement in HIV/AIDS Research Version 2.0 is now available. This document is available on the HANC Public Site at: https://www.hanc.info/cp/resources/Pages/recommendationsInvolvement.aspx

The world of clinical trials research is highly regulated, with an array of documents guiding the conduct of clinical trials research. Policy documents and procedural guidelines, such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP), cover most aspects of clinical research but none of these documents discuss standards for engaging community in the research process.

Community representatives working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the NIH increasingly felt that this type of guidance was essential and in 2009 sought to develop recommendations as a way to address good community practice. These recommendations are intended as a tool to help research staff and community representatives expand and deepen existing partnerships, and forge new ones, with the ultimate goal of facilitating effective community engagement in all aspects of clinical trials research.

Version 2.0 of the Recommendations for Community Engagement in HIV/AIDS Research Executive Summary will be coming in the near future.

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