Published on 27 September 2012
Charting research: opportunities for collaborative research on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases
Today, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) published a report focusing on research in poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in the current EDCTP member states. It presents a summary overview of activities and programmes which are of relevance to the scope of the second phase of the EDCTP programme (EDCTP2). It highlights available capacities such as research infrastructure and expertise which will form the foundation for the second programme. The report is intended to be part of a ‘Charting research’ series reviewing past achievements and future opportunities for increased European integration and African partnership in the area of clinical research to address the burden of poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.
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Scope of EDCTP2
In addition to the current focus on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, EDCTP2 is expected to support research related to a number of neglected infectious diseases (NIDs). The list of NIDs in EDCTP2 has not yet been defined; in the report the WHO-TDR list has been included for reference. Given the intention to support phase IV studies, epidemiological surveillance activities have been included. Other activities or initiatives of relevance to EDCTP such as multidisciplinary research including social sciences, ethics and capacity building through fellowships (including academic exchange schemes) have also been captured.