Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacity in Neighboring Countries

  • The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India through the Ind-CEPI mission (India Centric Epidemic Preparedness) for Rapid Vaccine Development and Supporting Indian Vaccine Development which is
    • aligned with the Global Initiative of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI),
    • Aims to strengthen the development of vaccines and associated competencies/technologies for the diseases of epidemic potential in India.


  • One of the key focus areas of the mission is to support capacity building and regional networking with LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries).
  • DBT has initiated the First phase of the “Training program to strengthen clinical trial research capacity for neighbouring countries” in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The objective of these trainings would be to support researchers and investigator teams for enhancing and strengthening their clinical trial capabilities
    • For conducting clinical trials in compliance with ICH-GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation – Good clinical practice).
  • Through,this training program and knowledge sharing efforts, Govt of India is fulfilling its commitment of building various technical capacities in its neighbouring countries.
  • Efforts to network with South Asia, ASEAN and African regions for this purpose would be aided through Ind-CEPI.