SickleInAfrica Consortium

The Sickle In Africa consortium aims to facilitate research in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the subsequent translation of this research into healthcare and health outcomes. Sickle in Africa is made up of three initiatives : Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC), Sickle Pan-African Research Consortium (SPARCO) and Sickle Cell Pan African Network (SPAN).

SPARCO: Multinational consortium which is coordinated from a hub at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science. SPARCO aims to develop research capacity for SCD through a multidimensional approach which addresses infrastructure, education & training, provision of longitudinal research data and the translation of research into practise.
SADaCC: An administrative, data standardization and coordinating center for Sickle Cell Disease research and infrastructure needs. Its current mandate is to focus on supporting and coordinating data and communications for a partner research network, SPARCO with plans to expand this support to research groups within SPAN in the future.
SPAN: A network of researchers, clinicians, funders and centers working in SCD which aims foster research and infrastructure development.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Guidelines and Templates

This platform provides Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidelines and policies developed by the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC) in collaboration with the Sickle African Pan African Network (SPARCo). SOPs, guidelines and policies help standardize data and procedures at the SPARCo sites in-order to improve data quality and adhere to ethical requirements of the project. A key aspect about this platform is that each member of the SADaCC and SPARCo consortium will be assessed how well they comprehend the SOP, guidelines and policies assigned to their job description before their can commence their duties as well as after every 6 months.

SOPs Booklet & Quizzes

Upcoming Workshops/Face to Face Meetings

Title Opening / Closing date
5th SickleInAfrica Consortium Meeting: Nairobi,Kenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 18:00

Upcoming Travel Fellowships

Title Deadline
5th SickleInAfrica Consortium Meeting - Travel Fellowship: Nairobi,Kenya Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (All day)

Upcoming External Opportunities

Title Application Deadline Submitted On
2020 AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy Thursday, March 5, 2020 (All day) Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:24
You are here: Home Grants and Programmes Grant schemes Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (All day) Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:33
OWSD PhD Fellowship Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (All day) Mon, 02/10/2020 - 14:57
King Baudouin African Development Prize Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (All day) Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:42
NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (All day) Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:20

External Presentations/Invited Talks

Title Date & Time
Sickle Cell Disease Coalition (SCDC) Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:00