African-European Symposium: Challenges in Research Ethics Assessment, 13:00 – 18:00 CET, May 25th, 2021.

The symposium,  organised by The Embassy of Good Science, in collaboration with EURECBERC-LusoAfriEthique, and LiberHetica, aims to facilitate the sharing of experiences and perspectives on research ethics assessment challenges between African and European experts. The symposium is organized into four sessions in which experts will present on challenges and solutions related to the theme of their session. A panel discussion will follow the speaker presentations

The symposium will be live streamed here (no registration required):

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Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building: International Dialogues

The LiberHetica and BERC-Luso consortia will meet on the 26th March 2021 to discuss about Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan African countries.

The LiberHetica and BERC-Luso are two projects funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aimed at strenghting ethics and regulatory capacities for clinical trials by partnerships between African and European countries, and involving 5 Sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Cape-Verde) and 2 European countries (U.K. and Portugal).

SEARCH project kick-off meeting

After months of intense preparation, the SEARCH (SouthErn Africa Regulatory for Clinical researcH) will have its project kick-off meeting. The Partners from all countries of SEARCH Consortium (Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and UK), together with the invited relevant stakeholders, will meet on February 18, 2021. Click here for more information:
This EDCTP-funded project is aimed at increasing the regulatory capacities for review of clinical trials in Southern Africa by establishing European-African collaborations that facilitates implementation of efficient processes, harmonized procedures, standardized guidelines and effective training programs.


SEARCH (SouthErn Africa Regulatory for Clinical researcH) is a consortium of Southern African countries (Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana) and European Union, aimed to increase the capacity of the National Regulatory Authorities to oversight clinical trials for new, safer and more effective medicines to treat the diseases affecting the Southern African region. The consortium is coordinated by TESA, the Network of Excellence in clinical research for Southern African region, lead by Dr. Eusebio Macete.


A European-African partnership aimed at improving the ethics and regulatory capacity of clinical research in Central African countries has successfully proposed its project (AfriHetique) to the European Commission (EDCTP). The partnership is coordinated by CANTAM, the Network of Excellence in clinical research for Central African region, lead by Prof. Francine Ntoumi.

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