Clinical Trials Project Progress Report 2


This report is the second in a series of quarterly progress reports describing the Vera Institute of Justice's review of issues related to the enrollment of foster children in clinical trials of HIV and AIDS treatments during the late 1980s and 1990s. It covers the quarter running from October 1, 2005 to December 30, 2005. The current report describes:

1. Lessons learned from the planning process;

2. Development of a research protocol and IRB submission;

3. Advisory Board and IRB member recruitment;

4. Outreach activities;

5. Testimony at City Council hearing; and

6. Next steps.

This report also contains two appendices: charts that describe some of the characteristics of the foster children believed to have enrolled in clinical trials and the testimony of Vera's director, Michael Jacobson, at a recent hearing before the New York City Council.