Webinar recording - 30/11/2020

EDCTP and The Global Health Network have partnered to develop the EDCTP Knowledge Hub, a one-stop open online portal to provide researchers with tools and guidance to enable them to undertake high-quality health research. The aim of the EDCTP Knowledge Hub is to become a core resource for researchers that can guide and support the protocol development, data management and data sharing processes.

EDCTP and The Global Health Network are organising two webinars to present and elicit feedback on the EDCTP Knowledge Hub; one focusing on data management and data sharing and the other on tools and guidance for protocol development. The first of these two webinars, on data management and sharing, is scheduled for 30 November 2020 at 16:00-17:30 CET. The webinars are open to anyone interested in learning more about the tools and resources available at EDCTP Knowledge Hub.


Prof. Catherine Hankins
Deputy Director Science, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

Professor Jeffrey Mphahlele
Vice President for Research, South African Medical Research Council


  • Dr Barbara Kerstiëns, Head of Unit of Combatting diseases, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission (EC)
  • Ms Lara Pandya, Strategic Partnerships Officer, EDCTP

  • Prof. Trudie Lang, Head of The Global Health Network and Senior Research Scientist in Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford

  • Mr Samuel Driver, The Global Health Network

  • Dr Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa, Advisor, African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  • Professor Francine Ntoumi, Founder, Chair and Executive Director of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research / Coordinator for CANTAM and PANDORA-id-NET 
  • Mr Rob Terry, Manager – Research Policy, TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization
  • Dr Michael Makanga, Executive Director, EDCTP




Welcome and introduction from the chair(s)

Dr Barbara Kerstiëns

Prof. Catherine Hankins & Prof. Jeffrey Mphahlele

Introduction to EDCTP

Lara Pandya

Introduction to The Global Health Network and the EDCTP Knowledge Hub; demo of the data management portal and data sharing toolkit OR protocol development toolkit

Prof. Trudie Lang & Samuel Driver

Feedback from panel

Catherine Hankins & Jeffrey Mphahlele

Dr Jenniffer Mabuka-Maroa

Professor Francine Ntoumi

Mr Rob Terry


Q&A with participants


Summary feedback, next steps & closing remarks

Chair(s) & Dr. Michael Makanga