GloPID-R Research & Policy team earns recognition as finalists for the prestigious University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award

Team members Daniela Toale, Isabel Foster, Alice Norton and Emilia Antonio

In recognition of their work on the Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination, the GloPID-R Research & Policy team reached the finals of the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor Awards for outstanding research engagement.

The team (Isabel Foster, Daniela Toale, Emilia Antonio, Louise Sigfrid and Alice Norton) was selected from among 1,500 nominees for their commitment and dedication to research engagement and impact. They presented the Roadmap during the University of Oxford Awards Showcase and were invited to a special ceremony where the winners were announced on May 8.

“Our results would not have been possible without the combined efforts of the GloPID-R membership and the clinical trials research community,” said Alice Norton, Head of the GloPID-R Research & Policy Team and a PSI Investigator. “It’s wonderful to be among the finalists for this prestigious award, and a tribute to the remarkable collaboration that went into the co-development of the Funders Living Roadmap.”

The GloPID-R Research & Policy team is hosted by the Pandemic Sciences Institute (PSI) at the University of Oxford, within Alice Norton’s Policy and Practice Research Group. The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Engagement recognizes research teams that engage with teams outside the University for the benefits of wider society.

The Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination provides guidance to improve coordination of funding for clinical trials in preparedness for and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Since its release in May 2023, the Roadmap has made a significant impact on policy and practice across multiple funders.

Alice Norton added, “The Roadmap is an important tool that will ultimately support the global community in better responding to devastating disease outbreaks. To date 14 funding organizations have formally endorsed the Roadmap, and we continue to develop further support to help members implement its guidance.”

The team presented the Roadmap at the first World Health Organization Global Clinical Trials Forum, and it has informed WHO guidance on clinical trials to be released soon.

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Pandemic policy roadmap for funders commended in prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Awards

The GloPID-R Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination


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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.