Investigator Studies Program (MISP): HPV
Effective January 2021, the HPV Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to May 15, 2021. This is a competitive process that will be conducted on June 14, 2021 by the HPV MISP. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI. Please review the critical activities and abide by the timelines as outlined below. The program requests that investigators specify how they will support diversity in enrollment to include traditionally underrepresented minorities/ethnic groups.

The following areas are of interest to Investigator Studies Program Committee:

  • Studies on the proportion of head and neck cancer in a region or country that is due to HPV
  • Epidemiological studies of HPV vaccine effectiveness in reducing incidence of head and neck cancer
  • Pilot study on the beneficial health effects of vaccination with the 9-valent HPV vaccine followed by cervical screening and treatment of prevalent disease in women who are ≥27 years old
  • Assessing the impact of demographic characteristics, including geographical location, cultural affiliation and health literacy, on discordant HPV vaccine uptake relative to other recommended vaccines normally given concomitantly at a certain age
  • Immunogenicity studies in children under 9 years of age specifically at ages 4 to 8
  • Immunogenicity studies of a 3-dose regimen using the 9-valent HPV vaccine in patients with virologically controlled HIV infection

Please complete a protocol with detailed budget via Visiontracker, the Company's on-line study management system (in US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the HPV MISP Committee.

Critical Activities and Timelines:
Activity 1st Review Cycle
Protocol Submission with Detailed Budget May 15, 2021
Final Comments to Investigator July 16, 2021


MISP Information
This site is intended for US investigators only. Investigators outside of the US interested in submitting research proposals to the Investigator Studies Program should contact their local MSD office.