EDCTP supports networks of research centres that are involved in clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. These Networks of Excellence (NoEs) facilitate research collaboration by uniting diverse institutions in the four regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The Global Health Network supports a number of EDCTP NoEs via dedicated knowledge hubs.

Each institution contributes its individual strengths in areas such as good clinical practice, good clinical laboratory practice, data management, laboratory techniques and epidemiology, to the network in the context of on going clinical research work. By collaborating they learn and develop, and thereby raise the quality of clinical research and practice in sub-Saharan Africa.

Each of the NoE's has a related memberhub within The Global Health Network:

EDCTP supports four Regional Networks of Excellence, in Central, East, Southern and Western Africa, to strengthen regional networking and to provide platforms for research training and multicentre studies.
The four networks are:



Central Africa Clinical Research Network



Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research



Trials of Excellence in Southern Africa



West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria