Partnering for the development of sustainable clinical research infrastructures and a skilled workforce in Africa
16 February 2022

This session is co-chaired by EDCTP and the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) and brings together key global health actors to collectively discuss the next steps towards the comprehensive mobilisation of all the stakeholders necessary for building sustainable clinical research infrastructure, skills development, and strengthening of institutions for the development and uptake of safe and effective R&I products in Africa. A set of recommendations on clinical trial infrastructure and capacity building in Africa arising from a session hosted by ECRIN and EDCTP on 17 June 2021 at the Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit will also be further discussed. Several panellists will take part in a policy roundtable on EU-AU research and innovation cooperation for the development of sustainable clinical research infrastructures and a skilled workforce in Africa. 


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17-21 October 2021

The EDCTP Forum is a biennial event that provides an international platform for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research addressing the burden of poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and the capacity development and networking activities that support this goal.


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Australia - Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures
5-7 October 2021

International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research Infrastructures are organizations providing state-of-the-art resources, services and expertise to scientists. The RI-VIS project unites research infrastructures across scientific domains to work together more efficiently and effectively and increase their visibility in society. 


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Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit
17 June 2021

The Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Astronomy Platform (AERAP) is a stakeholder forum convened to define priorities for science and innovation cooperation between Africa and Europe. It provides a framework for stakeholders from industry and academia to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for addressing common challenges and future. 

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3rd CRIGH General Assembly
22 October 2020

The objectives of the Third CRIGH General Assembly, held virtually due to the current COVID-19 crisis constraints, are to: 

  • Provide the opportunity to discuss the progress of the various activities and consolidate the role of CRIGH as a key partner for the co-development of independent clinical trials. 

  • Draft recommendations for global health actors and stakeholders to support independent, timely and equitable clinical trial implementation and access.  

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World Health Summit
October 27-29, 2019

Since it was launched in 2009, the World Health Summit has brought together stakeholders and decision-makers from every field in the healthcare spectrum, providing a forum for exchange with experts from academia, industry, politics and civil society.

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CRIGH Kickoff Meeting
October 12-13, 2016
The kickoff meeting for the Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health (CRIGH) will be held from 12 to 13 October in Paris, France. CRIGH is a follow-up to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum (GSF) initiative, which was introduced in 2008 to foster international cooperation in non-commercial trials.
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