The Clinical and Population Sciences Core provides basic science and clinical investigators access to specimens and data from clinically well-characterized human subjects. It also seeks to stimulate and support the design and implementation of innovative translational clinical studies.
- Provide expertise in the clinical and population sciences related to HIV/AIDS research via consultation regarding conception of research questions, study design, sources of data, data management, biostatistical analysis, and interpretation of data.
- Manage unique prospective observational cohorts of HIV-infected subjects in both San Francisco (SCOPE) and Africa (UARTO and ISS Clinic Cohorts) that provide basic and translational researchers with a diverse array of biological specimens and data from subjects who are well-characterized in terms of epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory and behavioral parameters.
- Offer a platform for the efficient conduct of newly proposed prospective human subjects studies.
- Mentor junior investigators in the conduct of research involving human subjects.