We believe that building and sustaining research capacity, particularly in resource-limited, research-naïve areas, will help address public health issues around the globe.


Sustainable research capacity can be accomplished by establishing networks of research-ready sites that focus on local health and research priorities.

Partnership of Clinical Research in Guinea (PREGUI) and Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL)

After their respective Ebola outbreaks, the Ministry of Health of both countries formed partnerships with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Clinical Research (DCR) to help build local research capacity.
FHI Clinical oversees and facilitates the execution and contractual requirements of in-country logistics. These tasks include sourcing, procuring and shipping; administrative and facilities staff hiring; staff training, including good clinical practice, laboratory practices, data management, computer skills and record keeping; facility management; and renovation project management.
To equip the PREVAIL network and other key representatives in Liberia with the ability to respond to ongoing health issues and potential outbreaks, FHI Clinical assisted with providing training that covered the basics of clinical research.

China Tuberculosis Clinical Trials Consortium (CTCTC)

In September 2013, Beijing Chest Hospital (BCH) initiated the China TB Clinical Trials Consortium (CTCTC) as a multi-site, national consortium dedicated to building research infrastructure for multinational TB clinical trial research collaboration in China.

FHI Clinical provided technical support and guidance to implement strategies for clinical trial capacity building as well as online, on-site or workshop-based training to develop research capacity. Read more 


Keeping a site functional preserves investment in human and equipment resources and ensures the site is ready to conduct quality research as soon as there is a need. 

Working together, we can develop high-quality sites that are ready to accept new projects.