GloPID-R Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination

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About us

GloPID-R brings together funders investing in research related to new or re-emerging infectious diseases. Our aim is to increase preparedness and speed up the research response to outbreaks with pandemic potential.

Our mission

Through our worldwide network of research funders, we facilitate coordinated investment to improve preparedness and a rapid research response to epidemics and pandemics.

Our objectives

The overriding aim of our work is to impact global health by saving lives. To coordinate the work of funders, we are active on several fronts.

Supporting research preparedness & rapid response

to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19

Promoting collaboration & information sharing

among funders based on common goals and principles

Identifying gaps & avoiding duplication

to align funding with research needs


GloPID-R is governed by an Executive Board with members from around the world.

Executive Board

The chair and co-chairs are elected by our members during the Annual General Assembly. Chairs serve three years with the option to renew for a second term.

Charu Kaushic - Chair

Scientific Director, Institute of Infection & Immunity, CIHR

Barbara Kerstiens

Head of Unit, Research & Innovation DG, European Commission

Charles Shey Wiysonge

Senior Director at the South African, Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

Yazdan Yazdanpanah

Director, INSERM-ANRS Emerging Infectious Diseases Agency

The Liaison Committee oversees the preparation and implementation of the Executive Board’s strategic decisions.

GloPID-R Secretariat

Our Team

The GloPID-R Secretariat provides scientific, strategic, organizational, financial and administrative support for the Executive Board and our members. It oversees GloPID-R communications, facilitating information sharing among our members and stakeholders while raising visibility of our global coalition and its activities.

Hans-Eckhardt Hagen

Scientific and Advocacy Director

Lisa Mills

Communication Officer

Nicolas Pulik

Regional Development Officer

Kristina Ruze

Administrative & Events Manager

Mary Shaffer

Communication and Advocacy Manager

Jason Soffe

Digital Communications Manager

Richard Vaux

Head of Operations

Research & Policy Team

Emilia Antonio

Research & Policy Officer

Isabel Foster

Research & Policy Officer

Alice Norton

Head, Research & Policy Team

Louise Sigfrid

Clinical Research Specialist

Moyna de Sélincourt

Administrative Assistant

Olena Seminog

Senior Researcher, Pandemic PACT

Daniela Toale

Programme Manager, Pandemic PACT

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.