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The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has released its 2017 Work Plan

Publication date: 
21 July 2017 (UK time)

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has released its 2017 Work Plan. It contains a number of research funding opportunities likely to be of interest to some Oxford academics.

EDCTP “aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials”.

The calls for proposals aim to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. Call highlights include:

  • Treatment innovations for poverty-related diseases

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

  • Strategic actions supporting large-scale clinical trials

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Stage 1 (Letter of intent) - Deadline: 5 September 2017 (for both calls)

Stage 2 (Full proposal) - Deadline: 14 March 2018 (for both calls)

  • Clinical trials to reduce health inequities in pregnant women, newborns and children

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Stage 1 (Letter of intent) - Deadline: 13 October 2017

Stage 2 (Full proposal) - Deadline: 14 March 2018

  • Targeting control and elimination of [neglected infectious diseases] NIDs through clinical trials

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Deadline: 31 October 2017

  • Targeting control and elimination of NIDs through product-focused implementation research

Type of action: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

Close date: 2 November 2017

  • Ethics and regulatory capacities

Type of action: Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs)

Deadline: 21 November 2017

Further information on these and the other calls can be found on the EDCTP website.

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