The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
EDCTP: Ethics and Regulatory Capacities, Nov 2017
Closing date: 21 November 2017
EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones.
Many African countries lack sound ethical review mechanisms and some even lack medicines regulatory bodies. There is a pressing need to develop and strengthen the national ethics and medicines regulatory frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa in order to strike a balance between the public health interest, the interests of the pharmaceutical industry, and ethical values.
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).
EDCTP considers that proposals for actions of between 24 and 36 months duration would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.
At least one legal entity established in a European Participating State or a sub-Saharan African country. In addition, applications must include at least one legal entity hosting NECs or NRAs in sub-Saharan African countries. The requested EDCTP contribution per action shall not exceed €300,000.
For the full call text please visit the EDCTP grant call webpage.