Social Behavioral Scientific Core (SBSC)

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The Social Behavioral Scientific Core (SBSC) for the IMPAACT network was formed in January 2019 and is charged with providing social behavioral science focused reviews of proposals when under review by IMPAACT Scientific Committees (SC), or as requested by leadership or a protocol team. 

The SBSC is comprised of experts in the areas of engagement in HIV care, HIV prevention, retention, adherence, support, measurement, and other aspects of social behavioral determinants of study product, open-label drug use, and behavioral intervention work. Core members are all experienced in the conduct of multi-site clinical trials and the review of proposals.


Priorities include:

  • Review of concept sheets as representatives on each IMPAACT Scientific Committee 
  • Review of protocols in development as representatives on the IMPAACT Multidisciplinary Protocol Review Group (MPRG)  
  • Ad hoc reviews of concept sheets in development or protocols in development, including review and recommendations of study objectives, outcome measures, study design, and measurement tools  
  • Ad hoc consultation to all scientific committees, leadership, and network central resources  
  • Facilitation of discussions/workshops engaging social behavioral scientists across the Network and beyond 

Request an SBSC Review

To request a review or ad hoc consultation with the SBSC, please complete the review request form.

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SBSC Spotlight Series

The Social Behavioral Scientific Core Spotlight Series is a monthly webinar presentation discussing critical research development and implementation topics. Featured speakers and subject matter experts are invited monthly to present and engage in meaningful dialogue with researchers and advocates. 

Interested in leading a Spotlight Series presentation? Have a topic or speaker to recommend? Please complete the form here

Questions? Please email Nicole Montañez at nmontañ

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