EDCTP launched the emergency call for proposals on 3 September 2018 with a call budget of €2.25 million in response to the EVD outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Emergency Call was open for 7 days and closed on 10 September 2018
The call focused the following research priorities:
- Clinical trials for therapeutics
- Diagnostics for screening and identification of affected individuals
- Clinical and epidemiological studies
Nine applications were submitted and eligible for further review.
From 11-14 September 2018, an expedited review procedure took place. Leading experts were requested to assess in a very short time the proposals and provide a ranked list to the EDCTP secretariat.
The ranking was approved by the EDCTP Board on 20 September 2018, and on 24 September, the lead applicants of the five top ranking proposals were invited to start preparations for the grant agreement. At the same time, these five consortia were informed that projects funded under this initiative could commence immediately with the date of submission of the proposal being the earliest possible starting date.
Summaries of the five proposals under grant preparation (PDF)
WHO: Update: Ebola treatments approved for compassionate use in current outbreak (28 September 2018)