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Data Coordinating Center for Vaccine Evaluation


The purpose of this contract is to obtain services to support a newly organized multicenter study entitled, "Determination of Protective Levels of Maternal Antibody Against Invasive Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Diseases."

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The study involves seven clinical centers in the U. S. which will assemble cases and controls subjects, and collect clinical and demographic data, maternal and cord blood specimens and Group B Streptococcus (GBS) organisms isolated from clinical specimens. In relation to this study, the Data Coordinating Center will participate in the establishment of protocol; manual of operations;data collection instruments; development and maintenance of computerized data entry, editing, and archiving for all demographic, clinical, and laboratory data; training of study personnel; and maintenance of a specimen collection, shipment, storage and retrieval, and development and maintenance of quality assurance procedures.

Durako, Stephen
Westat, Inc
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