Setting Scientific Priorities
Expert working groups involving 140 scientists from 15 countries conducted a comprehensive review of the state of HIV vaccine. The working groups conducted a comprehensive review of the state of HIV vaccine research, and published a scientific strategic plan for the HIV vaccine field in early 2005. The plan identifies the major roadblocks in vaccine research and the most promising avenues for addressing them.
Expert working groups are constituted as needed to continually monitor progress in the field against the scientific plan, update the plan when needed, and disseminate that information to the scientific community.