October 31, 2019: We are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine has been awarded the NIH-NIAID's "Patient Safety Monitoring in International Laboratories (SMILE)" contract. We look forward to continued collaboration in promoting safety and quality in laboratory testing practices, providing assistance, guidance & training to clinical research laboratories, and being a leader in proficiency testing. We will continue to encourage and foster a sense of community among global clinical trials network laboratories while encouraging Integrity, Quality, Leadership, Support, Empowerment and Diversity over these upcoming seven years. Thank you to all who supported us during our recompetition. We could not accomplish the objectives of pSMILE without the support of our many collaborators!
pSMILE is a contractual resource at Johns Hopkins University designed to evaluate and develop the capability of laboratories to participate in the National Institute of Health (NIH) - Division of AIDS (DAIDS) - supported prevention, vaccine and therapeutic clinical studies conducted in developing countries; and ensure the integrity and reliability of tests for monitoring safety and efficacy of experimental products investigated in DAIDS - supported studies in developing countries.
The Division of AIDS of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the (US) National Institutes of Health (DAIDS, NIAID, NIH) has for over 14 years, entrusted the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland with the opportunity to serve the international laboratory community through the pSMILE contract (Patient Safety Monitoring in International Laboratories HHSN272201300004C).
Currently, pSMILE assists 145 international laboratories in 31 countries that are performing NIAID-sponsored HIV/AIDS related research by providing expert laboratory assistance for patient-safety testing.
This web site is operated by the Johns Hopkins University for the pSMILE project (Patient Safety Monitoring in International Laboratories) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of AIDS (DAIDS).