Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)?
    The Aids Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) was initially established in 1987 to broaden the scope of the AIDS research effort of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The ACTG established and supports the largest Network of expert clinical and translational investigators and therapeutic clinical trials units in the world, including sites in resource-limited countries. These investigators and units serve as the major resource for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, care, and training/education in their communities.
    For more detailed information please visit About ACTG.
  2. How can I find specific information on this site?
    There is a Search field in the upper right of each page, as well as a Sitemap.
  3. Why won't Documents Download in Internet Explorer 8?
    We have discovered that some users with IE 8 are having errors when trying to download files and documents. These errors will occur if IE 8 users have their browser settings set to not allow cookies.
    For best usability, Mozilla Firefox is recommended as your browser for the ACTG Network.
    For Internet Explorer users, please enable cookies in your browser settings.
  4. How can I participate in a clinical trial?
    First, thank you for your interest in participation. The ACTG has a number of studies that are currently enrolling. Please check the Trials Open to Enrollment page for information about these studies.
    Please visit ACTG Sites to check for a Clinical Research Site nearest to you, and someone from the site will be able to assist you.
  5. Where are clinical trials being conducted? Are there any near me?
    Please visit ACTG Sites to view a listing of Clinical Research Sites worldwide.
  6. How can I collaborate with the ACTG?
    The ACTG welcomes new proposals and collaborations. Please visit our collaboration page for more information.
  7. How can my site apply to become an ACTG site?
    The current ACTG sites were chosen through a competitive selection process at NIH/NIAID in 2005-06 (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-05-002.html). The sites received grant awards that are expected to end on or before December 2013. Another competitive process may be initiated by the NIH/NIAID in 2012. There is no intention to add additional sites at this time. For additional information on NIAID research funding, please refer to: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/researchFunding/
  8. How can I access the Member site and/or Portal?
    Access to the ACTG Member site and Portal is restricted to persons and organizations affiliated to the ACTG. If you are affiliated to the ACTG and would like to request access, please visit our Member site.
  9. How long does it take to process a new ACTG member site account?
    It is processed immediately during our regular business hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. If you are a current member of ACTG, your ACTG member site account will be created within one or two business days. If you are new to ACTG, it can take up to one week to validate your affiliation and to complete your request.
    If you are experiencing delay, please contact us.
  10. I have forgotten my Member site password. How can I get my password?
    Please retrieve your password.
  11. What other organizations are related to the ACTG?
    Please visit our Community Organizations page for a listing of related links.
  12. Is the ACTG on Facebook?
    Yes! Please follow us on Facebook.
  13. I don’t see my question here. How can I contact someone?
    Please email us any questions that you may have by our contact us.