Ethics and regulatory capacities – 2016

The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim 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. This scheme targets both National Ethics Committees (NECs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).

Grant identifier: CSA2016ERC

See the corresponding call for proposals 

Africa ethics excellence network

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France with partners from Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Guinea.
Project coordinator: Mrs. Virginie Pirard (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
Starting date: 1 March 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,956
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1422
Project webpage on the Institut Pasteur website.

Biomedical ethics and regulatory capacity building partnership for Portuguese-speaking African countries

Ordem dos Farmacêuticos (OF), Lisbon, Portugal with partners from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Portugal.
Project coordinator: Prof. Maria do Céu Patrão Neves
Starting date: 1 October 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,986
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1414
Project website

Deepening research ethics in Nigeria

Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR), Ibadan, Nigeria  with partners from Nigeria and Switzerland.
Project coordinator: Prof. Clement Adebamowo (CBR Ibadan, Nigeria)
Starting date: 1 February 2018
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 289,125
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1416
Project website

Enabling compliance and building capacity and community for clinical research in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya with partners from Kenya and Switzerland
Project coordinator: Prof. Elizabeth Anne Bukusi (KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya)
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1418
Project web page at

Improved governance and research capacities in diagnostics for infectious diseases of the Liberian Medicines and Health Products Authority

Barcelona Institute for Global health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain with partners from Liberia and Spain.
Project coordinator: Dr Alfredo Mayor Aparicio (ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain)
Starting date: 1 December 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,911
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1420
Project website | ISGlobal blog post

LusoAfro Bio-Ethics
Strengthening bioethics committees in lusophone African region

Comité Nacional de Bioética para a Saúde (CNBS), Maputo, Mozambique with partners from Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, and Portugal.
Project coordinator: Prof. João Schwalbach (CNBS, Maputo, Mozambique)
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 291,496
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1423
Project website

Streamlining ethics review process and regulatory framework in Tanzania

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mbeya, Tanzania with partners from Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
Project coordinator: Dr Nyanda Elias Ntinginya (NIMR, Mbeya, Tanzania)
Starting date: 1 December 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,949
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1432


Strengthening the capacity of the National Research and Ethics Review Committee and the National Regulatory Authority for Clinical Trials in Ethiopia

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with partners from Ethiopia and Uganda.
Project coordinator: Mr. Yohannes Sitotaw Addisie (MOST, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Starting date: 1 June 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,800
Grant agreement: CSA2016ERC-1417