The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) is seeking applications for its program entitled “Regulatory capacity strengthening in Africa” in order to strengthen African NRAs and to reinforce established regional networks in accordance to their needs.


  • To strengthen NRAs in their capacity to provide regulatory oversight of clinical trials
  • To strengthen the different regulatory functions of the national regulatory system for blood, blood components, and blood products
  • To provide training and structural support tailored to the needs of the individual NRAs
  • To support current or new regulatory reliance models for African NRAs
  • To facilitate collaboration between African NRAs and other institutions contributing to the regulatory system
  • To foster collaboration between African NRAs, the PEI and other international organizations


  • African NRAs interested in strengthening their capacity with regards to:
    • The regulatory oversight of clinical trials for vaccines and biologicals, and/or
    • The regulation of blood, blood components, and blood products
  • Interested NRAs should:
    • Express their willingness to work together; evidence of previous collaboration would be advantageous
    • Express their willingness to share knowledge and expertise within the regional harmonization program and the RCOREs
    • Express their interest in becoming a NEPAD-designated RCORE under the AMRH Initiative in the field of blood, blood components, and blood products
    • Provide a letter of support from the responsible ministries covering the areas of work within this proposal, e.g. Ministry of Health
    • Provide evidence of cooperation between the two NRA partners or other institutions with specific regulatory expertise applying for the call

DEADLINE: November 30 2017

To apply and for more information visit here

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