International Laboratory Support

The UW CFAR International Core provides technical assistance and mentorship to select international laboratory sites in order to achieve good laboratory practices and enhanced capacity.

Services include:

  • Advice on reagent and supply selection
  • Specimen processing and molecular diagnostics training
  • Lab equipment operations and maintenance training
  • Quality Control Testing
  • Good Clinical Practice training
  • Consultation with laboratory personnel in order to support ongoing projects
  • Directory of international research laboratories that can provide testing for outside studies on a fee-for-service or contract basis

If you have a UW-affiliated international AIDS-related research project, and you would like to request laboratory support, please contact cfarintl at

*Some services may require a small contribution of FTE, depending on the amount of support needed and the resources available to the investigator.