This could be opportunity for an appropriately qualified and connected visitor or contributor to this site, to ensure that better oversight of ethics and human rights is provided to future NIAID clinical trials conducted abroad.
If anyone should happen to be successful in landing a job or contract they first saw on these forums, it would be greatly appreciated if they could donate a certain percentage of net income (maybe 5%-10%) to an anti-circumcision organisation/s in the U.S. (or if you're not confident in donating the money, invest a similar amount in your own anti-circumcision activities).
As part of NIAID's mission to advance the global health agenda, DMID supports a spectrum of international clinical research involving sites in resource-limited countries and focusing on those infectious diseases which disproportionately affect the populations residing in those countries. As of 2009, DMID-supported research in international settings included nearly 650 projects, more than of half of which involve human subjects. The work is distributed in 74 countries, 55 of which are resource-limited, through grants and contracts to foreign institutions, grants to U.S. institutions conducting international clinical research, and through multiple research groups.
An important aspect of the DMID international infectious disease research agenda involves enhancing the capacity of foreign sites to design, conduct and manage clinical and non-clinical research projects, including compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines and standards for the conduct of human subjects research. In order to enhance clinical research capabilities at international clinical sites, DMID awarded a contract in FY2005, under the title "International Clinical Sciences Support," to provide training and assistance to such clinical sites with respect to various aspects of clinical research. The contract awarded under this solicitation will continue this effort.