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The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.
The study of VSV-EBOV hopes to enroll 6,000 health and other frontline workers.
The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.
With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.
An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.
The small biotech and the drug giant announced an agreement today.
MSF says the outbreak is not over and calls for rapid response teams for hot spots.
An efficacy trial could start in Liberia in December, according to WHO.
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