ICRC Fact Sheet

About the International Clinical Research Center:

  • The ICRC is within the University of Washington, Department of Global Health.
  • The ICRC was established in October 2007 to provide the essential framework and coordination for streamlining the implementation of multi-center international infectious disease prevention trials.
  • The mission of the ICRC is to expand clinical research trial capacity for infectious disease interventions of public health importance. The ICRC facilitates collaborations; implements observational cohort studies and clinical trial operations; and provides repositories of biologic specimens and reagents for future scientific investigations for pathogenesis and prevention research related to HIV and other infectious diseases.
  • The overarching objective of the ICRC is to expand UW capacity to conduct preeminent biomedical prevention and laboratory research investigations and utilize well-designed systems for research trials operations. The areas of focus include:
    • clinical trial design and implementation for infectious disease prevention research initiatives, including observational epidemiologic study operations and databases;
    • laboratory operations and repositories; and
    • training of UW and international investigators in research design and implementation.


Connie Celum, MD, MPH; University of Washington; Professor, Department of Global Health; Professor, Department of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Jared Baeten, MD, PhD; University of Washington; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Global Health; Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Employees: 30+ staff

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA

Research study locations:

  • Kenya: Nairobi, Thika, Kisumu, Eldoret
  • South Africa: KwaZulu Natal
  • Uganda: Jinja, Kampala, Kabwohe, Mbale, Tororo