A joint clinical research center in Thailand: role in HIV vaccine development

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2003 Mar;34(1):126-35.


In 1992 the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, collaborated with the Phramongkutklao Army Medical Center to set up the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC). The purpose of the Center is to conduct clinical research in support of HIV vaccine development and testing. To date, eight HIV vaccine-related research protocols have been conducted at the JCRC, involving 1,668 volunteers. The JCRC has been, and continues to be, a key site for the transfer of clinical trial expertise to new sites at universities, government clinics and hospitals in Thailand and other countries. Overall rates of follow-up have been excellent, while protocol violations and data clarification errors have been minimal.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Vaccines*
  • Academies and Institutes / organization & administration*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Program Development
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Thailand
  • United States


  • AIDS Vaccines