This e-Science platform simplifies collaboration and sharing of resources in Africa. Therefore, it serves to promote and implement African medical science collaboration focusing on biomedical and pharmacological sciences and clinical trials and clinical drug studies for improving African healthcare. The platform makes accessible open sources software for study designs, biomedical data processing and facilities for sharing data and discussing scientific and technical topics of interest to network members. The platform also effectively enables north-south and south-south capacity and capability strengthening as African researchers and their international collaborators will get an easy accessible arena of interaction.
It is supported by the EU-project eI4Africa (www.ei4africa.eu), Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Italian National of Nuclear Physics, University of Catania and Consorzio COMETA (Italy), Brunel University (United Kingdom) and optionally IUPHAR (International Union of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology). It will be hosted by the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST) in Harare which leads a network of African researchers.
This network currently includes AIBST (African Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology www.aibst.com , Zimbabwe) collaborating with Muhimbili University (Tanzania), Makerere University (Uganda), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Cape Town (South Africa), and Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria).
The power and value of this e-Infrastructure will depend on the input and suggestions and sharing between institutions and persons. This African Pharmacology Science Gateway supports open access of software and research resources.
Presentation on the Pharmacology Science Gateway (PSG).