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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Scope
Pre-clinical development cannot be supported by EDCTP. EDCTP only supports phase I to IV clinical trials. The grant that EDCTP provides, in case a proposal is successful, can be used in part to cover the costs associated with manufacturing a product that is necessary to conduct the clinical trial (phase I and beyond), on the condition that accounting conditions for recognising expenditures are met.
Under no circumstances can any (manufacturing) cost incurred before the start of the EDCTP-funded project, be counted as cofunding to the project (in case cofunding is requested). Requests for funding of early pre-clinical work can, for example, be directed to other Horizon2020 programmes.
The ‘Strategic actions’ call supports clinical research activities which are part of a large-scale clinical trial that has the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases. In short, the ‘Strategic actions’ call focuses on large-scale clinical trials. The ‘Diagnostics’ call is intended to fund projects that aim to validate the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for the detection of any of the PRDs (including as co-infections).
It can be considered if it is presented as comorbidity with a poverty-related infectious disease within the remit of the call.
EDCTP provides funding for research on infectious diseases, especially poverty-related and neglected and/or emergent infectious diseases prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa.