Building the capacities of West Africa in research ethics
BCA-WA-ETHICS-II is a 2-year project (2021-2023) funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). This project is a continuation of BCA-WA-ETHICS-I, which worked on building the capacities of Senegalese and other West African National Research Ethics Committees-affiliated ethicists and scientists in gender mainstreaming in health research ethics. Similarly, BCA-WA-ETHICS-II aims to enhance the research ethics capacities on the West African sub-continent.
Besides developing capacities in gender mainstreaming, BCA-WA-ETHICS-II aims to improve research ethics capacities in general, and particularly in situations of health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an attempt to strengthen and harmonise the ethical review process of health research in West Africa and particularly clinical trials related to COVID-19 and other health emergencies.
West African National Ethics Committees to be targetted
Scientists to be trained
What do we do?
BCA-WA-ETHICS-II has a variety of eTraining, networking, regulatory support, communication, and dissemination activities to strengthen the capacities of members of the West African Network of National Ethics Committees (WANEC) and other scientists and ethicists from Benin, Senegal, and Mali in research ethics, governance, gender mainstreaming and audit preparedness.