Target Malaria is a not-for-profit research consortium based out of Imperial College London, comprised of 14 partner institutions and over 180 project team members in more than 7 countries in Africa, Europe and North America. The project aims to develop and share new, cost-effective and sustainable genetic technologies to modify mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission.

The project is working in a step-by-step manner, with teams working in a variety of fields, from field entomology to genetics, all needing to align, coordinate and communicate. An important part of the project’s work is also engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, so that the research takes into account their needs, expectations and concerns, and to ensure their support and approval as the research progresses.

EarthCape has been working with the project since 2014 helping us to develop a database with modules custom designed for each team.  These modules cover the whole project from mosquito rearing data to stakeholder engagement records, all in line with current legislation. Together we are creating a system which can adapt to the needs of each team, facilitate cross-team collaboration and guide the future research aims of the project.

 

DNA Laboratory at the Finnish Museum of Natural History
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