How do I join an ANCHOR CAB?
If you are interested in joining the ANCHOR CAB, we encourage you to get in touch with the CAB chair, a standing CAB member, or local site staff to let them know of your interest.
After discussing your motivations and background, they will then ask you to provide a letter of interest outlining your relevant experience and qualifications for the entire CAB to review. It really only needs three parts, and can also serve as a basic biography for the website, if you are confirmed.
1. Introduce yourself via your current and past community involvement 2. Describe your connection to the research (HIV, cancer, anal cancer) 3. Let us know your motivation for joining the CAB
In your letter of interest, also declare any potential conflicts of interest, such as employment by a study site conducting an ANCHOR trial, or employment by any company supplying products to the ANCHOR trial.
The Chair will then distribute the letter of interest to current CAB members, who will later vote on your candidacy.
What qualifications do I need?
You will need:
- Availability and access to a telephone or computer to participate in monthly calls (currently zoom calls)
- Background knowledge of HIV treatment, basic concepts of research and clinical trial design and conduct
- Strong interest in HPV and HPV-related anal cancer prevention
- Motivation and availability to be an effective participant on the CAB
- Member of a community within commuting distance of an ANCHOR site
- Willingness to sign a confidentiality agreement with the Data Management Center, since CAB members sometimes discuss sensitive participant information
What will I have to do?
We request a two year term of commitment, which means attending a monthly call with the other ANCHOR CAB members from other sites. Membership is voluntary and members may resign at any time. You may also be called upon to:
What are the best practices in place for CAB members at other ANCHOR sites?