Open Call in ERA Initiative on Creating a sustainable clinical trial network for infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa - EDCTP3 joint undertaking

The ERA initiative launched an open call on supporting global health focusing on the topic of Creating a sustainable clinical trial network for infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa with deadline for full proposals on 30 August 2022, 17:00 CEST.

Deadline:

30 August 2022 at 17:00 CEST: deadline for full proposals

Weblink (URL):

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-ju-gh-edctp3-2022-call1-01-04;callCode=HORIZON-JU-GH-EDCTP3-2022-01  

Short Call Abstract:

The work carried out under this topic should lay the foundation for the establishment of a pan sub-Saharan African infrastructure of clinical trial facilities that continuously evaluate health interventions (incl. vaccines, treatments and diagnostics) for infectious diseases in a coordinated, harmonized manner to maximize trial efficiency.

Proposals should address the following areas*:

  • Conducting a mapping exercise to analyse the operational and effective clinical trial and laboratory networks in different clinical settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including their related coordination mechanisms;
  • Developing a business plan for operationalising the pan sub-Saharan infrastructure of clinical trial facilities that continuously evaluate health interventions (incl. vaccines, treatments and diagnostics) for infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and which, in case of a health threat, are able to quickly and easily adapt to tackle such threat;
  • This business plan should be developed through consultation with relevant African stakeholders, such as representatives from regulatory authorities, industry, policy makers, patient organisations, etc., as well as relevant European trial coordinators and stakeholders;

*only selected areas, for full list see topic text

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Disciplines may include (but are not limited to) economics, business administration, communication, etc.

Specific participation requirements (optional):

According to the Article 110 of the Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085, funding from the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking is restricted to legal entities established in Member States or associated countries or in the constituent states of the EDCTP Association.

Constituent states of the EDCTP Association that are not Member States or associated countries are: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d/Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia;

Countries

The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;

The Oversees Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to Member States;

Eligible non-EU countries:

  • Countries associated to Horizon Europe
  • Countries that are members of the EDCTP Association