Publication of WHO Technical Brief on Research Prioritization for Pandemic & Epidemic Intelligence: GloPID-R and Pandemic PACT contribute to global collaborative effort

GloPID-R welcomes the publication of the WHO Technical Brief ‘Research Prioritization for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence’ published online on May 23, to which members of the GloPID-R Secretariat contributed.

Many global experts came together to work on developing this important technical brief, including GloPID-R, the Charité Centre for Global Health, the Wellcome Trust, WHO HQ and WHO Regional Offices. It was published by the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence following close collaboration with partners and multiple consultations with experts around the world. Among these experts are Alice Norton and Hans Eckhardt Hagen of the GloPID-R Secretariat. Alice was a member of the Technical Advisory Group and provided expertise on research prioritization, while Hans contributed as an expert during the research prioritization exercise.

The technical brief outlines priorities for research in pandemic and epidemic intelligence identified through a prioritization process with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral group of global experts. The brief also highlights the role of Pandemic PACT in tracking progress against research investments for these priorities.

The aim of establishing these research priorities, which complement other aspects of pandemic preparedness, is to improve the detection and understanding of pandemic and epidemic threats and to promote greater innovation and interdisciplinary research.


‘Research prioritization for pandemic and epidemic intelligence: technical brief’


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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.