Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance Program

The Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance (CPQA) is a cross-network program that develops and conducts quality assurance activities in support of HIV translational research and clinical trial networks. CPQA works with laboratories participating in HIV clinical trials to improve the quality of pharmacology data, increase awareness of the importance of pharmacology at clinical sites, and provide a mechanism for ensuring the quality of pharmacology data in HIV clinical trials.

What CPQA Does

CPQA operates under a contract with the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The goal of CPQA is to provide quality assurance programs and training for DAIDS-funded clinical pharmacology laboratories (CPLs).

  • Provide assay quality review for clinical pharmacology laboratories (CPLs)
  • Conduct antiretroviral proficiency testing for domestic and international CPLs
  • Assist and train CPL staff in assay development, validation, and implementation
  • Provide training to clinical trial personnel in quality conduct for pharmacology studies
  • Publish and disseminate results to improve the quality of pharmacology measurements made in clinical trials