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The Engage platform was created to support stakeholders looking to find community, increase their understanding on a topic or connection with others to create and implement advocacy action around clinical research and implementation.

How Engage Works


Take a course to deepen your knowledge.


Work with advocates locally and globally on specific issues.


Join information sessions to hear and learn from experts.


Build connections with stakeholders across disease areas.

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Work with an expert to set and achieve your goals.


Share and download tools on a range of issues.


Browse local and global events to connect with others in person.


Discuss current and emerging issues in global health with a variety of stakeholders.

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Drawing directly from national and international guidelines, the course provides a condensed overview of core features and practices of ‘engaged’ research and how these can be highlighted through the ethics review process.

While the course draws on lessons and examples learned from HIV prevention research, the content can be applied to all biomedical research.

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This course aims to support participants in understanding and applying foundational content in the Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines. Learners will become familiar with the principles and key practices for meaningful stakeholder participation in a research context. The course will draw from various infectious disease areas and the current environment of COVID-19 research to develop capacity around quick and responsive stakeholder engagement in research and sharing lessons learned with product introduction. Participants will also complete a strategic GPP action plan that aligns with their work and role in the field. Please contact gpponlinecourse@avac.org with any questions!

This group brings advocates and researchers together to talk about the new trial designs emerging in the HIV prevention space. The group engages in discussion on forums and webinars exploring the ethical, scientific, policy and human implications of these trial designs.

Resources are regularly updated to reflect news stories, articles and training materials published in the HIV space as well as resources from other disease areas.

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Engage is a project of AVAC. AVAC uses education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines, male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP and other emerging HIV prevention options. Contact us at avac@avac.org.