The B3Africa project proposes innovating solutions to close the research cycle in such a way that all the data generated by a research study can be consistently associated with original samples and be reused in other studies. Eleven partners from African and European countries are joining efforts to follow two strategic aims:
1. Create a harmonized ethical and legal framework between European and African partner institutions.
2. Provide an “out-of-the-box” informatics solution (the eB3Kit) that facilitates sample and data management, processing, and sharing and can also be used under challenging networking conditions in Africa and Europe.
The initiative is supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 work programme.
Partners in B3Africa are: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden; Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Consortium, Austria; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics at Uppsala University, Sweden; University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Makerere University, Uganda; Stellenbosch University, South Africa; International Agency for Research on Cancer, France; International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria; and Institute of Human Virology Nigeria.