As we approach the end of 2020, GloPID-R would like to thank its members, observers and partners for their collaboration, energy and support over the past, extraordinary year and to wish you all a very happy holiday season.
Together we have advanced collaboration between funding organizations and researchers around the world; we have worked alongside our partners to identify the most urgent research priorities and enabled balanced investment in those priorities.
These combined efforts are key to combatting COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. In 2021 and beyond, GloPID-R will pursue its unique role in convening funders to ensure that the fight against all outbreaks, present and future, is effective, rapid and leaves no one behind.
Here are some GloPID-R COVID-19 highlights of 2020:
- Research Fundings
GloPID-R members launched worldwide rapid research fundings to fund COVID-19 scientific priorities.
- Joint Statement
On data-sharing in public health emergencies developed by Wellcome Trust and endorsed by GloPID-R.
- GloPID-R-WHO Global Forum
Identified key knowledge gaps and research priorities.
- Research Roadmap
Publication based on the work at the global forum.
- GloPID-R-UKCDR Project Tracker
With 5,000 funded research projects from 70 research funders in 134 countries, it is now one of the most comprehensive resources on COVID-19 research funding globally.
- GloPID-R–UKCDR COVID Circle
Launched to coordinate funding, connect networks, collate learnings to inform future epidemic and pandemic responses with a focus on lower-resource settings.
- Preparing for a pandemic: highlighting themes for research funding and practice
GloPID-R commentary published in BMC medicine.
- GloPID-R Research Synergies Meetings
Global funders, researchers & stakeholders met to promote and establish collaboration and synergies.
- Ending COVID-19: progress and gaps in research
Published in BMC medicine following the GloPID-R research synergies meetings.
- GloPID-R-ISARIC Long COVID Forum
To gain a better understanding of long covid and to define research gaps for funders and researchers to take forward.
- GloPID-R-UKCDR Living Mapping Review
Of COVID-19 funded research projects, looks in depth at the trends, opportunities and remaining gaps in the long battle against COVID-19.