EDCTP supports networks of research centres that are involved in clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. These Networks of Excellence (NoEs) facilitate research collaboration by uniting diverse institutions in the four regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
Each institution contributes its individual strengths in areas such as good clinical practice, good clinical laboratory practice, data management, laboratory techniques and epidemiology, to the network in the context of on going clinical research work. By collaborating they learn and develop, and thereby raise the quality of clinical research and practice in sub-Saharan Africa.
Each of the NoE's has a related memberhub within The Global Health Network which can be accessed below:
The West Africa network of excellence for clinical trials in TB, AIDS, and Malaria (WANETAM) is part of the EDCTP2 Programme, supported by The European Union. WANETAM 2 proposes a renewed consortium, to build on the previous achievements in capacity building for clinical studies and interventions.
EACCR (Eastern Africa)
The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) is a capacity building Network comprising of 23 institutions from 6 countries in East Africa and 8 northern partner institutions from 5 northern countries and is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).
CANTAM (Central Africa)
In Central Africa, the Central African Network on TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria (CANTAM) joins institutions involved in clinical trials in compliance with ICH/GCP standards. Four, two, one and one institutions established in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Germany, respectively were partners.
The Trials of Excellence for Southern Africa (TESA) Network focuses on the Southern African region. The network started its activities on 23 November 2009 and includes partners in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Pan-African Network For Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Disease Epidemics (PANDORA-ID-NET) is a novel multidisciplinary ‘One Health’ initiative that supports broad themes addressing response to emerging infections in Africa and supporting this through capacity development and training.