Investigator Studies Program (MISP): HPV
Effective January 2022, the HPV Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept protocol submissions within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to May 9, 2022. This is a competitive process that will be conducted on June 15-16, 2022 by the HPV MISP Committee. 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 vaccination producing reductions in incidence of head and neck cancer or other non-cervical cancers, particularly in men
  • Assessing the impact of demographic characteristics, including geographical location, cultural affiliation and health literacy, on discordant HPV vaccination relative to other recommended vaccinations normally given concomitantly at a certain age
  • Assessing the issues in a practice related to implementing HPV vaccination at 9 years old vs. 11 to 12 years old and the degree to which changes occurred in parental acceptance, initiation, and series completion rates by 13 years old
  • Studies on the prevalence, incidence, and natural history and morbidity of genital warts in people living with HIV in Sub Saharan Africa countries with high prevalence of HIV infection

Please complete a Protocol Template and the Global Clinical FMV Budget template using the corresponding MISP templates via Visiontracker, the Company's on-line study management system (in US) or your MSD country representative (outside US). The protocols will be collectively reviewed and selected by the HPV MISP Review Committee.

Critical Activities and Timelines:
Activity Review Cycle
Protocol Submission with Detailed Budget May 9, 2022
Final Comments to Investigator July 15, 2022


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.