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.
Webinar (Online Event)
|Title||Date, Time and duration|
|American Society of Hematology’s Sickle Cell Disease Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa||
17 February 2022
|Newborn Screening for SCD in Africa: Lessons from Nigeria||
Monday, 31 January 2022
|National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) Annual Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Research Meeting 2020 - Virtual Conference||
August 10-12, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
|SCSSN and NSHBT - Virtual Conference||
Thursday, June 25th, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm WAT / 11:00 am EST / 08:00 am PST
|Gene Editing Workshop||
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
3-7pm CAT, 4-8pm EAT, 9am-1pm EDT, 8am-12pm CDT, 6-10am PDT, 9pm–1am (SGT)
|Standards of Care developed by SickleInAfrica||
29 April 2020
5PM (Tanzania); 4PM (Cape Town); 2PwM (Ghana); 10AM (Washington)
1 hour (5 mins logging in and introductions, 30-40 mins talk, 15 mins discussions)
Upcoming Online Meetings
|Title||Date of Meeting|
|Steering Committee||Monday, June 6, 2022|
|Publications Working Group||Tuesday, June 7, 2022|
|Skills & Standards of Care Working Groups||Tuesday, June 14, 2022|
|Database & Research Working Group||Monday, June 20, 2022|
|Informatics/ Biorepository and Sustainability||Tuesday, June 21, 2022|
Upcoming Workshops/Face to Face Meetings
Upcoming External Opportunities
|Title||Application Deadline||Submitted On|
|Call for applications: NIH - International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)||Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 17:00||Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:48|
|Genome Informatics Conference||Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 12:00||Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:40|
|Postdoctoral Position in Genomics||Monday, May 30, 2022 - 12:00||Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:15|
|4th Global Congress on Sickle Cell DIsease||Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 12:00||Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:59|
|ISCB Travel Fellowship||Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:00||Sat, 05/14/2022 - 11:47|