Clinical Trials Project Progress Report 3

Overview

This report is the third 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 January 1, 2006, to March 31, 2006. The current report describes:

1. Implementation of the document review;

2. Policies to prevent disclosure of confidential information; 

3. Vera Advisory Board activity;

4. Institutional Review Board (IRB) developments;

5. Outreach activities; and

6. Next steps.

This report also contains an appendix describing our confidentiality protocol.