CCOAT has had a long interest and contribution to increasing capacity for clinical research in low and middle-income countries. We voluntarily coordinate the South African Regional Faculty for Global Health Trials, featuring local news, events, jobs, regulatory resources and other useful links. We provide ad hoc personal advice about clinical research career development opportunities, offer skills-sharing workshops/mini conferences periodically on clinical research topics and conducted a study to develop a blended-learning intervention based on the Global Health Trials online resources.

Aside from this, much of our work has a capacity-development component, through WWARN, Global Pharmacovigilance, Smart surveillance for Malaria Elimination and the Trials Methodology Research Partnership.

CCOAT staff also contribute to UCT Clinical Pharmacology degree programs, including undergraduate medical and physiotherapy degrees, BMedSc (Hons), MPhil, MSc (Med), PhD (Med), and MMed (Clin Pharm).