Announcement

Bibliometric analysis of European and African research output within the scope of EDCTP2

Published on 16 October 2012

EDCTP published a ‘Call for Tender for Bibliometric Analysis’ on 11 October 2012. The objective of this analysis is to quantify research output of European and African researchers in the field of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDs), identify leading institutions and researchers in these fields, and describe collaboration patterns at a country and institutional level.

The bibliometric analysis is to complement the on-going project to map European and African national research programmes, partnerships, clinical research activities and capacities (2003-2011) within the scope of the second EDCTP programme. A first report Charting research: opportunities for collaborative research on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases was published in September 2012.

To consolidate the achievements of the current programme and in preparation for EDCTP2, EDCTP has received a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) grant from the European Commission. Part of the funding of this grant will be used to perform a comprehensive mapping analysis, including bibliometrics, of European and African national research programmes, partnerships, activities and capacities (2003-2011) in the field of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) .

For more information on the tender, see Call for tender for Bibliometric analysis. Proposals should be submitted no later than 1 November 2012.

Scope of EDCTP2
The second EDCTP programme is expected to start in January 2014 as part of the European research framework programme Horizon 2020. It will build on the current objectives and achievements and will be expanded to include: clinical trial phases I-IV, including health services optimisation research; NIDs endemic in sub—Saharan Africa; closer collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, like-minded product development partners and development agencies; and collaborative research with other developing countries outside sub-Saharan Africa when possible and desirable.

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