The IeDEA working groups foster collaboration between regional investigators in order to advance the international scientific agenda for HIV research, and optimize data related to the detection, assessment, understanding, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection among people in different regions of the world.
Some goals from the working groups include:
- Facilitate interaction between senior and junior researchers with a shared interest in specific research areas;
- Provide structure for collaboration between regional research teams, including establishing confidentiality and publication policies, determining global agenda, and reviewing scientific concepts and draft publications;
- Establish standard methods for information and data collection;
- Promote relevant, critically important HIV research initiatives and directions in a timely manner.
Current topical working groups include Cancer, Data Harmonization, Pediatrics, Site Assessment, Clinical Outcomes, and Tuberculosis. Working Groups work in conjunction with the Executive Committee.