Updates from our Working Groups

GloPID-R Data Sharing Working Group organizes roundtable series to develop an implementation guide for the Data Sharing Roadmap

The inaugural GloPID-R Data Sharing Working Group Roundtable Meeting, which took place remotely on May 29, marked the launch of a series of three engagements where funders are encouraged to discuss their data-sharing policies as the basis for developing an implementation guide to supplement the GloPID-R Data Sharing Roadmap.

At this first roundtable meeting, participants exchanged insights and talked about their experience in response to the question: How can funders’ policies and practices be used to inform, influence, and strengthen data sharing in a public health emergency? This was an internal, members-only meeting focused on funders’ policies and practices to support and promote grantees in sharing interim and final data during a public health emergency (PHE) in real-time, and monitoring compliance.

Isabel Foster, GloPID-R Research & Policy Officer, is helping coordinate the series. “We were extremely pleased with the strong turnout and the lively discussion at the first meeting,” she said. “We look forward to continuing to engage with the GloPID-R membership to drive rapid sharing of research data during a public health emergency.”

The second roundtable meeting, which will be joint with researchers, will be co-convened with CERCLE, the Coalition for Equitable Research in Low-Resource Settings.  A third roundtable meeting will be organized in September 2024.

The key output of the series will be a Data Sharing Implementation Guide to supplement the Data Sharing Roadmap.

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One Health Working Group: Progress towards a Living Roadmap for Funders

The most recent activities of the GloPID-R One Health Working Group include participation at a One Health symposium and progress in the development of a One Health Living Roadmap for Funders. The group is planning to organize a two-day workshop in 2024.

Our One Health Working Group currently has a total of 29 members from across the globe, representing a diverse range of One Health researchers working in human and animal health, the environmental and social sciences, and engineering. It is run jointly by GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health (IRC).

Following an initial survey and two meetings of the group, the results on the current One Health funding landscape were presented during a global symposium organized in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 23-25 April 2024.

During this meeting on ‘Paradigm shifts for Global One Health,’ Hans-Eckhardt Hagen (GloPID-R Scientific & Advocacy Director) and Madeline Newman (STAR-IDAZ Project Manager) were invited to take part in a panel discussion, providing an excellent opportunity to present the Working Group’s project to develop a One Health Living Roadmap for Funders and gain useful feedback from the symposium participants.

The draft of the Funders’ Living Roadmap will soon be circulated among the members of GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ for comments. The resulting output will be used as a reference for a two-day workshop for the members of the working group and interested members of both organizations. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the ways in which funding for complex One Health research programs can be improved in the short and long term.

The Working Group leaders will attend the 8th World One Health Congress to be held September 20-23, 2024 in Cape Town. Their paper ‘STAR-IDAZ IRC & GloPID-R: Global Coordination of One Health Research Funding’ has been accepted for presentation during the conference.



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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.