The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) in collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MUKCHS) - School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) REC, is implementing a three-year project funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) titled, “Strengthening Community Structures in Clinical Research to Improve Oversight Role of National Ethics Regulatory Bodies in Uganda (SCINE-U)”. The SCINE-U project aims to understand the current operations of the CABs through a situational analysis of the existing community structures for clinical trials, develop national guidelines for CABs, strengthen community structures through capacity building, and to monitor their performance to improve research ethics and administration of clinical trials in Uganda.
1. Conduct a situation analysis of the existing community engagement structures in clinical trials.
2. Develop policies and guidelines to enhance the standardization and functionality of CABs required for clinical trials in Uganda.
3. Build the capacity of existing CABs for effective performance of their roles in clinical trials.
4. Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for tracking the functionality of CABs.
SCINE-U project aims at creating both immediate and sustainable change in the role of CABs to strengthen the regulatory ethical oversight through knowledge reach to communities and long term collaboration within the local and national ethics communities
The study Team
Dr. Mastula Nanfuka
Winfred Bandanga Naziiwa
Dr. Joseph Ochieng
Dr. Levicatus Mugenyi, PhD
Andrew Ojok Mijumbi
Irene Ssemakula Seryazi
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)
Mulago Hospital Complex
P O Box 10443, Kampala-Uganda
External links: http://www.edctp.org/ethics-and-regulatory-capacities-2018/