June 2023

GloPID-R’s strength lies in coordinating the efforts of funders

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided and life is beginning to return to the way it was before, I think everyone has had an opportunity to look back on this period of turmoil.

As I look back, if I have one thing to share, it is the magnitude of the contribution of science and technology to the countermeasures to the epidemic. As the international community faced a public health crisis, we applied the scientific knowledge and technology that we had cultivated up to that point, making key contributions not only to the medical field but also to society in general. A simple example would be the development of m-RNA vaccines.

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Honouring outgoing Board members

Honouring Shoji Miyagawa and Jeremy Farrar for their contributions as GloPID-R co-chairs

Following successful and productive terms on the GloPID-R Executive Board, two of our co-chairs – Shoji Miyagawa and Jeremy Farrar – stepped down in December 2022. It was a great pleasure for me to work alongside Shoji and Jeremy for many years as two very dedicated and valued members of GloPID-R. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their important contributions, which have shaped and advanced GloPID-R’s mission to ensure coordinated and effective preparedness and research response among funders to epidemics and pandemics.

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GloPID-R news

Reminder to GloPID-R members: upcoming survey on governance

GloPID-R is currently undertaking a review of its governance framework to ensure it meets the needs of the organization as it evolves. In June, members will be invited to complete a short survey.

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Save the date: GloPID-R General Assembly 2023

The GloPID-R Board and Secretariat look forward to organizing the 2023 GloPID-R General Assembly which will take place in Sao Paulo on October 24-25, 2023. This hybrid event will be hosted by our member FAPESP.

More information will be available soon.

Save the date: Africa Hub launch, August 22-23, 2023

The official launch of the GloPID-R Africa Hub will take place on August 22-23, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa and online.

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Latest news on Pandemic PACT

The “Pandemic Preparedness: Analytical Capacity and Funding Tracking Programme” continues to make strides and is mid-way through the development phase to build a powerful new research tracking tool.

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Latest news from the Clinical Trial Networks & Funders (CTN&F) Working Group

The GloPID-R Funders Living Roadmap for Clinical Trial Coordination was officially launched on May 4, 2023 with endorsements from 11 GloPID-R members.

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Members news

ANRS | Emerging Infectious DiseasesLatest news from ANRS | EID

News on ANRS | EID Scientific Days, international network activity and upcoming events.

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Butantan InstituteUpdate on Phase 3 trial of tetravalent dengue vaccine

Dengue, a significant global health challenge, necessitates a secure and efficacious vaccine as part of a holistic response strategy. Recent news about Butantan Institute’s tetravalent dengue vaccine is encouraging.

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CEPILatest news from CEPI

Read the latest news from CEPI on the impact of climate change on pandemic risk, developing their international partnerships, fast-track vaccine manufacturing and equitable access.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Opportunities, updates and news

Read about CIHR funding opportunities, an update on post COVID-19 condition and training in science communication.

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European CommissionGlobal Health EDCTP3 update: Open call for Stakeholders Group membership

In order to broaden the expertise of the Global Health EDCTP3 Stakeholders Group, a new call for expression of interest has been launched with a deadline for application on 11 June 2023.
Do you want to contribute to their work?

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GOARNGloPID-R observer launches strategy for 2022-2026

GloPID-R observer the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) has launched its official strategy for 2022-2026.

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International Development Research Centre (IDRC)The WHO receives a grant from three Canadian funding agencies

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received a grant of CA$4.85M from three Canadian funding agencies: the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This grant is in response to the 2022 Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

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ISCIIIISCIII participates in an international study revealing genetic variants associated with severe COVID-19 and possible therapeutic targets

An international study led by the University of Edinburgh with the participation of Spanish research centers including the National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), a GloPID-R member, was published on May 17, 2023 in Nature.

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ESSENCE on Health Research

Podcasts for enabling discourse in global health
Don’t miss the latest episode in the Global Health Matters series.

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Funding calls

CEPIVaccine manufacturability focused on speed

CEPI has announced a new funding opportunity for the development of vaccine manufacturability focused on speed.

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Global Health EDCTP3Open calls for proposals

On April 4, 2023, Global Health EDCTP3 published its 2023 Work Programme with over €130 million in funding opportunities to support research into infectious diseases.
Currently, five topics are open for submission.

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ISIDOReOpen Call for Proposals: Free Access to ISIDORe facilities

To prevent future pandemics, and advance the development of the appropriate medical countermeasures, the ISIDORe preparedness programme includes a list of priority preparedness pathogens clustered in four calls for proposals to support research on the epidemic-prone pathogens.

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Eleventh EDCTP Forum

The Eleventh EDCTP Forum will take place from 7-10 November 2023 in Paris, France, at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. The Forum theme is “Partnering for Global Health Research Innovation and Impact in Africa – Celebrating EDCTP: two decades and beyond”. This Forum marks the 20th Anniversary of EDCTP’s establishment.

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International Pandemic Sciences Conference 2023: making the exceptional routine

Representatives from academia, industry, policy and civil society are invited to gather in Oxford, UK and online from 10 – 11 July 2023 for the inaugural International Pandemic Sciences Conference.

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Medical and social scientists as strategic advisors: the case of GloPID-R in 2021

This article by researchers from the GloPID-R Research & Policy team describes how the funders’ coalition applied an innovative method to determine research priorities at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Effective research capacity strengthening: a quick guide for funders

From the ESSENCE Good Practice Document Series, the aim of this document is to encourage research funders and their partners to use and improve on evidence-informed approaches to accelerating research capacity improvements among individuals and institutions within and across national and international boundaries.

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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.