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Call for applications - TDR R&D career development fellowships

TDR Clinical R&D career development fellowships provide a generous monthly stipend, travel, health insurance, computer, alumni membership and professional meeting participation.

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites researchers from Disease Endemic Countries (DEC) to apply for a 12-month Career Development Fellowship on Clinical Research & Development (Clinical R&D). Successful candidates will be seconded to leading drug development institutions such as pharmaceutical companies and product development partnerships (PDPs) that are also taking part in this fellowship programme. The goal is to develop human resources to promote high quality clinical R&D in DEC It is expected that qualified professionals will be able to enhance DEC product‑development capacity on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations.

The fellowship will train individuals in situ with relevant partners in order to develop specialized skills not readily taught in academic centres, including inter alia R&D project management, regulatory requirements and good practices. Upon completing their fellowships, the individuals are expected to return to their home institutes and assume a leading role in the global effort on R&D for infectious diseases.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 27 Aug 2010
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The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR)

The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) is a regional register of clinical trials conducted in Africa. The registry is an African initiative serving the needs of Africans. It provides a platform where clinical trials can be registered prospectively. In addition, it also provides a searchable, electronic database of planned trials and trials currently in progress. The PACTR is unique in recognising that African trialists face additional challenges in trial registration and seeks to provide feasible ways of overcoming these. For example, a common problem for individuals living in sub-Saharan Africa is limited, unreliable and costly internet access. With this in mind, the registry provides alternative means of trial registration for registrants who do not have reliable access to the internet. Trials may be registered manually by email, postal mail or facsimile correspondence and trial registration is free.

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Bookmarked by Andy Burke on 25 Jun 2010
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Malaria Vectored Vaccine Consortium

The Malaria Vectored Vaccines Consortium (MVVC) is a partnership of four African and four European institutions. It has two related objectives:

To develop a malaria vaccine for use by populations where malaria is endemic
To build research capacity in endemic countries, and improve networking of its partners

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 29 Feb 2012
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Bringing Diagnostic Prototypes to the Point of Care

'Bringing Diagnostic Prototypes to the Point of Care" is a workshop/conference jointly organized by Institute of Primate Research and University of Alberta (U of A). This conference workshop will simulate transition of diagnostic devices from the lab to end-users and encourage the researchers to re-design their devices to adapt to this transition. The participants of the conference are expected to give a talk, do the demo and on-site production. We discourage presentation of devices that are too complex to demonstrate, transport to, or assemble outside the lab.

The conference runs from June 225, 2012 to June 29, 2012. Applications are due March 25. For more information, see the website.

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Bookmarked by Kimberly Sollis on 8 Mar 2012
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The G-FINDER public search tool provides open access to G-FINDER survey data that is not protected b

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 28 May 2010
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