The mission of the Global Community Advisory Boards of the ACTG is to integrate community involvement in the AIDS Clinical Trials Units (ACTUs) in order to advance HIV/AIDS research. GCAB's provide an opportunity for affected communities, especially clinical trials participants to:

  • Understand the clinical research process;

  • Voice concerns regarding specific clinical studies, their development, implementation and outcomes;

  • Give assistance concerning issues related to the accrual and retention of trial participants;

  • Give clinical trial participants necessary advocacy;

  • Forge a viable partnership that will lead to improved knowledge of HIV/AIDS disease;

  • Give a means to address grievance issues; and

  • Promote ethical research purposes and practices.

Following are resources associated with the Global Community Advisory Boards of the ACTG: