Ethics and Regulatory Capacities – 2015

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. This scheme targets both National Ethics Committees and National Regulatory Authorities.

Grant identifier: CSA2015ERC

See the corresponding call for proposals

Coast to coast: Transcontinental ethics partnership

Medical Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom with partners from Ethiopia and Ghana
Project coordinator: Dr Jonas Lexow (MRC Unit The Gambia, The Gambia)
Starting date: 1 May 2017
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 261,377
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-872
Project webpage

Consortium for clinical research regulation and ethics capacity development in Uganda

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), Uganda, with partners from Uganda
Project coordinator: Dr Julius Ecuru (UNCST, Kampala, Uganda)
Starting date: 1 July 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,406
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-863

Project webpage (UNCST wbsite)

East Africa pharmacovigilance initiative

University of Nairobi, Kenya with a partner from Kenya
Project coordinator: Dr Kefa Bosire (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Starting date: 1 March 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-876
Project website

Improving ethical review process in Sudan through capacity building of national Regulatory Authorities

University of Khartoum, Sudan with partners from Sudan
Project coordinator: Dr Shaza Abbas (University of Khartoum, Sudan)
Starting date:
 1 February 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 291,042
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-873
Project web site

Developing LMHRA capacity to effectively exercise its regulatory mandate in clinical trials and health research in Liberia

Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA)
Project coordinator: Dr David Sumo, Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority, Monrovia, Liberia
Starting date: 1 February 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 300,000
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-868
Project web pages

Renforcement de l’Éthique des Essais Cliniques en Afrique de l’Ouest [Strengthening research ethics of clinical trials in West Africa]

Ministery of Health and Public Hygiene, Mali with partners France, Ghana, Guinea, and Mali 
Project coordinator: Prof. Ogobara Doumbo, International Center of Excellence in Research (ICER), University of Bamako, Mali
Starting date:
 1 April 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 299,881
Grant agreement: CSA2015ERC-880
Project website