Organisation that leads the work package: Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF)


  • Identify the status at the beginning of CANTAM3 and to strategically fill gaps in capacity building during CANTAM3
  • Create, and open up career development paths and mentor young talent, with particular focus on encouraging/fostering aspiring young female scientists from Africa in accordance with the Central African Clinical Research Network Training Plan developed during CANTAM2
  • Develop high-level biotechnology laboratories by ‘tandem investment’ in state-of-the-art equipment and staff development through clinical trials.

Description of work

  • Task 4.1 Recruitment of students and staff (Lead: CIRMF; other: FCRM, UY1, USS-Libreville, Unikin, CERMEL, HerpeZ)
  • Task 4.2 Enhancement of African institute labs (Lead: CIRMF; other: FCRM, UY1, Unikin, CERMEL, HerpeZ)
  • Task 4.3 CANTAM3 student mentorship program (Lead: CIRMF; other: FCRM, UY1, Unikin, CERMEL, HerpeZ)
  • Task 4.4 CANTAM3 career grants (Lead: CIRMF; other: FCRM, UY1, Unikin, CERMEL, HerpeZ, AMC)
  • Task 4.5 Project-related courses and training for CANTAM3 staff (Lead: CIRMF; other: Unikin, GHN)