Authors: Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Pillay S, Tegally H, James SE, Kanzi A, Lessells RJ, de Oliveira T. - 2020-08-05
Summary: We are a network of laboratories, scientists and academic institutions that have joined forces to ensure the public health responses to COVID-19 in South Africa have access to the best possible scientific data. Our network was launched in June 2020 when five of the largest laboratories of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) and their associated academic institutions in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Tygerberg were awarded a grant from the DSI and SAMRC. Our goal is to expand the network to also include private diagnostic laboratories and other academic institutions in South Africa and abroad.
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).