The VOICE Open Call is seeking great ideas for how informed consent processes can be improved for young people in HIV research. There are many social, ethical, and legal challenges with obtaining consent for young people to participate in HIV research studies. As a result, youth are often excluded from HIV research, resulting in data gaps. In partnership with the adolescent HIV research consortium PATC3H, the VOICE open call aims to address this gap by crowdsourcing ideas for how to improve consent to HIV research participation among youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Anyone who lives or works in an LMIC is invited to participate in the open call. Submissions are highly encouraged by young people, parents of young people, HIV researchers, HIV advocates, ethicists, and community organizers.
To learn more and submit your ideas, please visit the open call website: https://4yby.org/projects/voice-open-call/
or email the VOICE team at opencallVOICE@gmail.com
The submission deadline is 15 October 2021.