Ethics and regulatory capacities – 2019

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).

Call identifier: CSA2019ERC

See corresponding call for proposals

AccessAfrica
Improving post-trial access arrangements in clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa

University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway, with partners from Ethiopia and Uganda
Project coordinator: Dr Rosemarie de la Cruz Bernabe
Starting date: 01 December 2020
Duration: 40 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2680

AfriEthique
A European-African network for strengthening the ethics capacity for clinical research review in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Central Africa, Chad, and the Republic of Congo

Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale (FCRM), Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, with partners from the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the United Kingdom

Project coordinator: Professor Francine Ntoumi
Starting date: 01 October 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 493,750
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2675

ASCEND
Moving Tanzania’s clinical research medicines regulatory capacity to the next level: Fostering medicine quality, safety and GCP clinical trials

Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), Dodoma, Tanzania, with partners from Tanzania, and the United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Mr Adam Mitangu Fimbo
Starting date: 01 November 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 498,750
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2683

BERC-Africa
Building and enhancing regulatory capacity in Africa

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Ghana, Accra, Ghana, with partners from Germany, Ghana, and Norway
Project coordinator: Mrs Delese Darko (FDA)
Starting date: 01 October 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 281,039
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2671

SEA-RAFES
Strengthening and enhancing the “Réseau Africain Francophone d’Ethique en Santé”

Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal, with partners from the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Guinea, and Senegal
Project coordinator:  Dr Fabien Taieb
Starting date: 01 November 2020
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,982
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2690

ZAHRSSP
The Zambia Health Research Systems strengthening project: working towards a harmonised regulatory framework

National Health Research Authority (NHRA), Lusaka, Zambia
Project coordinator: Professor Victor Chalwe
Starting date: 01 September 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 467,119
Grant agreement: CSA2019ERC-2691