The Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU) has a well-established track record of funding from multiple sources to support its research activities and technical assistance. Sources of funding are substantial, recurring and significant.
Its relationship with the National Institute for Health, Division of AIDS has led to a number of grant mechanisms.
Collaboration allow us to strengthen its science through the conduct of peer-reviewed research and create integrated and interdisciplinary teams. Funding opportunities for collaborative research have also become more available. This collaborative research has made significant contributions to the body of professional knowledge, the knowledge-generation process, health care practitioners and patients.
Long-standing collaborations within the Wits University environment through joint grant applications, research protocols, and publications include:
- The WITS HIV Research Group Clinical Trials Unit (WHRG CTU)
- National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) and in particular the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology
- National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD)
- Perinatal HIV Research Unit.
Significant international collaborations include:
- Boston University Centre for International Development and Health
- University of North Carolina
- Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA
- Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany
- Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School and
- European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
- University of California’s Institute for Global Health Sciences
- University of Cape Town’s Beat TB programme.