SSACAB is a collaboration between 16 Southern and 4 Northern institutions. The partners in SSACAB recognise the importance of biostatistics in developing a strong biomedical research culture, and the need for better training in biostatistics. Each of them will have different roles, which are complementary to meeting the goals of this consortium. The Southern academic institutions with support from Northern partners will develop and implement masters’ level courses in biostatistics, and supervise PhD students to develop biostatistical capacity. The research institutions will provide research questions of practical relevance, data and student cosupervision to complement the academic institutions.
SSCAB is led by Professor Tobias Chirwa at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.