Capacity development is a core EDCTP activity, complementing its support for clinical trials and product-focused implementation research. EDCTP2’s competitive fellowship scheme supports researchers in sub-Saharan Africa in all stages of their careers.
Effective capacity development requires a long-term perspective, an integrated system-wide approach, and strong partnerships with host countries to ensure sustainability. Guided by these principles, EDCTP is making a lasting contribution to the capacity of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to undertake high-quality clinical research – to the benefit of the research community, ethics and regulatory bodies, policymakers and populations.
This publication is one of four publications presenting the 2020 EDCTP portfolio. See also publications on international collaborative clinical research projects, clinical research capacity development and collaborative clinical research on COVID-19.