April 2022

Our vital role in the international funders’ landscape

Over the past two years, as the global community has responded to the different challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital role of GloPID-R in the international funders’ landscape has become increasingly clear. With the significant health, social and economic impacts of successive waves of COVID-19, the importance of coordinating research funders and funding in order to be better prepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks swiftly and effectively is more apparent than ever before.

Charu Kaushic
GloPID-R Chair

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GloPID-R news

Research and policy officers join GloPID-R’s Scientific Secretariat

We are delighted to present the three colleagues who have recently joined the GloPID-R Scientific Secretariat.

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GloPID-R welcomes the UK Department of Health and Social Care as member

In March 2022, the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) joined GloPID-R.

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GloPID-R & UKCDR publish the latest iteration of the Living Mapping Review

The latest iteration of the GloPID-R & UKCDR Living Mapping Review (LMR) for COVID-19 funded research projects was published on Wellcome Open Research in March.

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GloPID-R member news

ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases Scientific Days

The first edition of the ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases Scientific Days took place on March 15 and 16 in Paris. Over the two days, the national and international scientific communities shared results and discussed the state of research under the Agency’s increased scope.

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Instituto Butantan conducts pioneering study to assess the effectiveness of CoronaVac/Sinovac vaccine

The Instituto Butantan in São Paulo, Brazil has funded a study to assess the impact of the CoronaVac/Sinovac vaccine on the incidence of cases among immunized individuals as well as COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths, and the indirect effects of the vaccine among unvaccinated individuals.

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CEPI’s Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit: Taking the fight beyond COVID-19

Last month, CEPI and the UK Government hosted the Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit, a landmark moment bringing together political leaders and experts to discuss what is required to push forward the tools we need to minimise the risks of future epidemics and pandemics.

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Updates from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Catch up with the latest news on COVID-19 funding and the creation of the Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies from CIHR.

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Save-the-date: Launch event of the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking

On 10 May 2022, the Global Health EDCTP3 JU (GH EDCTP3 JU) will host its launch event.

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ERINHAA new approach to epidemic preparedness research in Europe

The project ISIDORe (Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research), coordinated by ERINHA, was officially launched on February 24.

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ESSENCE on Health ResearchGlobal Health Matters podcast launches season 2

Global Health Matters recently started its second season to bring listeners new perspectives and ideas on key topics in global health.

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IDRC-CRDI‘Women RISE’ and the ‘Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’

The International Development Research Centre presents their research initiative ‘Women RISE’ and their first call for proposals under the second phase of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.

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ISCIIIIdentifying diagnostic biomarkers to detect the risk of development of Long-COVID

A scientific group from the National Health Research Institute Carlos III (ISCIII) has published the article ‘Persistent Overactive Cytotoxic Immune Response in a Spanish Cohort of Individuals With Long-COVID: Identification of Diagnostic Biomarkers’ in Frontiers in Immunology.

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Funding opportunities

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The latest information on major activities and funding opportunities from NHMRC can be found in their fortnightly newsletter Tracker.

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Wellcome TrustCOVID-19: Understanding the biological significance of SARS-CoV-2 variants

The aim of this call from Wellcome Trust is to support multidisciplinary teams to help improve the understanding of the biological significance of SARS-CoV-2 variants, focused on laboratory investigations in immunology, virology or structural biology.

Application deadline: April 28, 2022

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ERINHAERINHA-Advance TNA Call for Proposals

In light of the continuing pandemic, ERINHA has renewed its commitment to supporting scientific users by extending ERINHA-Advance TNA activities and has launched a third call for proposals dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19, with a special emphasis on variants of concern.

Application deadline: the ERINHA-Advance TNA budget has been increased and this call will remain open as long as funds remain available.

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World Health Summit 2022

The 2022 edition of the World Health Summit (WHS) will take place from October 16 to 18 in Berlin, Germany and virtually.

This will be a high-level meeting and the first summit organised in collaboration with WHO. A joint WHS-WHO event is planned to take place every three years in the future.

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GloPID-R General Assembly 2022

The GloPID-R General Assembly will be held immediately following the WHS, from October 19 to 20 in Berlin.

This will be the first in-person GloPID-R General Assembly since January 2019, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming our members, observers and stakeholders from all corners of the globe.

Your invitation has been sent and more information will be provided as soon as possible.

Please contact Kristina Ruze with any queries.

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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.