Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building Partnership for Portuguese Speaking African Countries


The Project “Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building Partnership for Portuguese Speaking African Countries (BERC-Luso)” aims to establish and develop well-grounded, sound, robust and long lasting ethics and regulatory capacities in 4 Portuguese Speaking African Partner Countries, allowing conditions for the development of biomedical research and specifically clinical trials in these countries, in the adoption of international best practices, thus assuring populations’ protection and countries’ development.
About the Project

BERC-Luso is a project of Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building for Portuguese Speaking African Countries, approved and financed by EDCTP2 (The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership), with the support of the European Union (EU) and co-financed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG). It engages 4 sub-Saharan African countries – Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Cape-Verde –, working with their NECs and NRAs, in a partnership with Portuguese institutions experts in the field of ethical and regulatory revision - the Portuguese UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Institute of Bioethics, Portuguese Catholic University), the National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED, I.P.), the National Ethics Committee for Clinical Research (CEIC), and the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society (Competent Authority for Pharmacists);


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Symposium “International Best Practices in Clinical Research: A Partnership with Portuguese-Speaking African Countries”, on June 6th 2019 at infarmed in Lisbon

The BERC-Luso organized the Symposium “International Best Practices in Clinical Research: A Partnership with Portuguese-Speaking African Countries” on June 6, 2019, at Infarmed in Lisbon.
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79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

September 22-26, 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Audience of BERC-Luso Coordination Team with São Tomé and Príncipe Ambassador

March 2019