GloPID-R News & Events Round-Up



Don’t miss ISARIC‘s Virtual Assembly, a multidisciplinary event to celebrate the federation’s work since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, will be speaking at the assembly’s opening session.

  • When: November 17-18, 2021, 12:00 PM GMT
  • Where: Virtual event

Please register now to secure your place and receive the meeting link

Cochrane South Africa

Cochrane South Africa will host a Virtual National Symposium about the role of evidence during the COVID-19 pandemic on November 25-26, 2021.

Topics covered will range from primary research to clinical trial transparency, evidence synthesis, guidelines development and policy implementation, public understanding of scientific evidence and decision making. The two-day Symposium will include training workshops; plenary sessions led by international and national experts; and presentations of innovative COVID-19 related projects.

  • When: November 25-26, 2021
  • Where: Virtual event


Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)


Sign up now for the first in a series of webinars organised by our member ZonMw. These webinars will cover the different on-going studies in the Netherlands investigating vaccination against COVID-19 in immunocompromised patients.

In Webinar #1, project leaders will share results from the RECOVAC (kidney transplant patients) and VOICE (cancer patients) trials.

  • When: December 7, 2021, at 5:00 PM CET
  • Where: Virtual event on ZOOM


ZonMw have also been working hard to provide information on these studies on their website in English.
COVID-19 Vaccination for patients with a compromised immune system
Joining forces for COVID-19 vaccination in patients with a compromised immune system

Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain

Two graphs illustrate the October 2021 update of COVID-19 research funding of projects resulting from the call for proposals by ISCIII.

To learn more about the ISCIII and their activities, don’t miss our up-coming GloPID-R Member Focus at the end of November.

Two graphs illustrate the October 2021 update of COVID-19 research funding of projects resulting from the call for proposals by ISCIII.
Source: ISCIII Web

Global Health Matters

“Communicating Science, Not Fiction” is the theme of the latest Global Health Matters podcast hosted by Dr. Garry Aslanyan, Coordinator of ESSENCE, a GloPID-R observer. Invited guests for this episode are three renowned communicators of science:

  • Natalia Pasternak – Founder, Instituto Questão de Ciência in Brazil
  • Imogen Foulkes – Geneva Correspondent, BBC News
  • Sonia Lowman – Filmmaker and Senior Communications Specialist, International Medial Corps

Listen to the podcast

Launch of the GloPID-R – UKCDR COVID CIRCLE Learning report

On November 2, 2021, the COVID-19 Research Coordination and Learning Initiative (COVID CIRCLE) published their report “Funding and undertaking research during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID CIRCLE lessons for funders”.

This Learning Report reviews lessons learned for funders since the start of the pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It provides specific recommendations for action by funders to improve the implementation of the Funders Principles today and in the future.
Read the report

Online Event

To accompany the publication of the report, COVID CIRCLE organised the online event “What have we learned from funding COVID-19 research across the globe?”

This virtual dialogue with global funders explored the lessons learned from the first year of funding COVID research, especially in low- and middle-income countries. An expert panel discussion kicked off the event, co-hosted by UKCDR and GloPID-R. Researchers presented case studies showing where innovative partnerships and funding calls have had a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the event on YouTube

Getting COVID-19 research to the right places: a conversation on UKCDR & GloPID-R’s work

You can learn more about UKCDR and GloPID-R’s joint efforts to develop the COVID-19 Research Project Tracker, and the lessons learned for future approaches to funding epidemics and pandemics, in this conversation between Marie Staunton, Chair of the Strategic Coherence for ODA Research (SCOR) Board, and Charu Kaushic, GloPID-R Chair.
Read the conversation

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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.