HHS/ASPR/BARDA Medical Countermeasures Clinical Studies Network (MCM CSN)

Project: Medical Countermeasures Clinical Studies Network (MCM CSN)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) /Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

Prime: Rho

Diseases: Pandemic Influenza, Emerging Infectious Diseases

Project Information: Rho is 1 of 5 contract research organizations in the BARDA MCM CSN ID/IQ multiple award task order contract (MATOC) pool that competes for full-service task orders to design and conduct clinical studies needed to develop medical countermeasures—drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests—that help protect public health against bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and other health emergencies.


  • Biostatistics and Statistical Programming
  • Clinical Project Management
  • Project and Site Management
  • Protocol Design/Development
  • Safety Monitoring/Pharmacovigilance
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Manuscript and Regulatory Document Submission
  • Organizational and Logistical Support, Including Meeting Coordination
  • Study Website Content Development and Maintenance
  • Study-Related Approvals, Including IRB Submissions
  • Training and Training-Related Activities
  • Biospecimen Collection Kit/Supplies Management, Tracking
  • Process Documentation Development (e.g., SOPS)