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Call for Applications: AMANET Workshop on Data Management for Malaria Vaccine 
Trials
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17 ? 22 July 2006-06-15 
MRTC, University of Bamako, Mali


http://www.amanet-trust.org/ext/news/data2006.htm 
 
Deadline for applications: 27 June 2006

BACKGROUND 
The participation of African institutions in clinical trials has traditionally 
been restricted to participant recruitment, protocol procedures, through to 
data collection. The protocol development, data base design, data processing 
and analysis is typically done by the northern collaborators. This trend need 
not continue as African institutions participate more and more in GCP level 
trials.

Since inception, the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) has been promoting 
the development of sustainable capacity across African research institutions 
participating in R&D. Development of the data management capacity is one area 
of serious weakness that requires to be strengthened so that the clinical 
testing environment at African institutions is complete. Last year, a 
successful clinical data management workshop was conducted in collaboration 
with the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), Bamako, Mali. This is a 
call for a follow-on advanced and practical course targeting data managers from 
centers that are participating in (or soon will), malaria vaccine trials.

The goals of the workshop include: 
-To further equip African Data Managers so that they are able to handle the 
entire clinical trial data processing, respecting international standards of 
good clinical and data management practices;
-Foster networking and collaboration among African Clinical Data Managers;
-Create south to south support systems and technology transfer.

VENUE
The workshop will be hosted and taught by the MRTC, University of Bamako Mali.

TIMING
The workshop is intended to take five full days scheduled for 17-22 July 2006.

WHO CAN APPLY
African Data Managers currently working in centers undertaking or planning to 
undertake malaria vaccine trials. Candidates who attended the basic course last 
year and those from centers being developed by AMANET will be given preference. 

HOW TO APPLY
Interested persons should submit a complete application, which must include the 
following:
-Curriculum vitae;
-Show how this workshop would benefit you and your institution (not more than 
10 lines);
-Names and addresses of two referees (including their telephone numbers and 
email contacts), who you have requested to provide letters of recommendation, 
to be sent directly to the address below.

Please note that only applications meeting the above requirements will be 
considered.

SPONSORSHIP
Selected applicants will be awarded an AMANET sponsorship, which covers economy 
class airfare, tuition, accommodation and meals. Visa and transit costs are not 
included.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2006.  

Submit your application (preferably by email) to the following address: 
The Managing Trustee,
African Malaria Network Trust,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology Building,
P.O. Box 33207, 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
E-mail: applications@amanet-trust.org or info@amanet-trust.org   
Website: http://www.amanet-trust.org 
Tel: +255 22 2700018, 
Fax: +255 22 2700380

All the Best

Charles

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Charles L Wanga
Communications Officer
African Malaria Network Trust [AMANET]
mailto:clwanga@amanet-trust.org 

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