Ethics and regulatory capacities (2018)

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for use in humans, as well as national and international collaboration. This scheme targets both national ethics committees (NECs) and national regulatory authorities (NRAs).

Africlinique
A European-African network for strengthening the regulatory capacity for clinical research and pharmacovigilance in Central Africa: implementation of harmonised procedures, efficient guidelines and training programmes

Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale (FCRM), Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, with partners from Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and the United Kingdom.
Project coordinator: Prof. Francine Ntoumi (FCRM)
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2319

BCA-WA-ETHICS
Building capacities in gender mainstreaming for ethics committee members from Senegal to West Africa

Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) with partners from Senegal.
Project coordinator: Ass. Prof. Guillermo Martínez Pérez (UNIZAR)
Starting date: 1 August 2019
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,909
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2314

ERECIS
Enhancing the regulatory and ethics capacities in Swaziland

Ministry of Health eSwatini, Mbabane, Kingdom of eSwatini with partners from Senegal, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Project coordinator: Ms. Babazile Shongwe (Ministry of Health eSwatini)
Starting date: 1 September 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2316

LiberHetica
Increasing the ethics capacity of oversight for clinical trials in Liberia by establishing European-African collaborations that facilitate the implementation of efficient processes, harmonised procedures, standardised guidelines and educative training programs

UL-PIRE Africa Center (UL-PIRE), Monrovia, Liberia with partners from Liberia and the United Kingdom.
Project coordinator: Mr Jemee Tegli (UL-PIRE)
Starting date: 1 August 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2327

SCINE-U
Strengthening community structures in clinical research to improve oversight role of national ethics regulatory bodies in Uganda

TASO Limited, Kampala, Uganda with partners from Uganda.
Project coordinator: Dr Mastula Nanfuka (TASO Ltd)
Starting date: 1 September 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 294,286
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2318

SCRECU
Scaling-up of capacity of Research Ethics Committees in Uganda

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), Kampala, Uganda, with partners from Uganda.
Project coordinator: Dr Maxwell Otim Onapa (UNCST)
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,901
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2315

STREC-Ghana
Strengthening the regulatory and ethics capacity in Ghana

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Accra, Ghana, with partners from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Project coordinator: Dr Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana (CSIR)
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2334

ZERCaP
Zimbabwe ethics and regulatory capacity project

Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe (MRCZ), Harare, Zimbabwe with partners from Zimbabwe.
Project coordinator: Mr Tendayi Kureya (MRCZ)
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 290,000
Grant agreement: CSA2018ERC-2336