Three distinct types of funding schemes or ‘actions’ are supported under the EDCTP programme: Research & Innovation Actions (RIA), Coordination & Support Actions (CSA), and Training & Mobility Actions (TMA).
Research & Innovation Actions (RIAs)
Actions primarily consisting of clinical research activities and clinical trials in partnership with SSA aiming at increasing the number of new or improved medical interventions for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other poverty-related diseases, including neglected ones, in particular in SSA.
Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs)
Actions primarily consisting of accompanying measures, such as activities to develop, strengthen and extend clinical research capacities in SSA. Actions may also involve targeted measures to maximise the public health impact of research results by promoting their translation and supporting their uptake in policy-making, health systems and clinical practice at local, national and/or international level. In particular, CSAs will support SSA countries in developing a robust ethical and regulatory framework for conducting clinical trials.
Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs)
Actions primarily consisting of activities fostering career development (fellowships) of individual junior and senior researchers from SSA, supporting training and mentorship of researchers, and promoting mobility of individual researchers and research staff.