Open Research Europe publishes protocol for scoping review on research prioritisation by GloPID-R Research & Policy team

The GloPID-R Research & Policy team has authored a study protocol in Open Research Europe. The protocol for this review, which emerged as a priority from the work undertaken with the GloPID-R Research in LMICs working group, was published on 25 January 2023.

The article “Scoping review protocol on research prioritisation for preparedness and response to outbreaks of high-consequence pathogens” outlines the methodology for the ongoing study, bringing greater attention to research prioritisation, which is essential for effective responses to disease outbreaks and adequate preparedness.

Today there is no published mapping of activities on and evidence from research prioritisation for high-consequence pathogens. To fill this gap, the GloPID-R researchers’ review sets out to map all published research prioritisation exercises on such pathogens. It has been designed to provide an overview of prioritisation methodologies, describe monitoring processes to evaluate progress made against research agendas, and identify any standards and guidance that could be recommended for research prioritisation of high-consequence pathogens.

Adopting the search strategy set out in the protocol, the team has been conducting an initial search of published literature using key terms including “research prioritisation”, “response”, “control” and a list of high-consequence pathogens derived from WHO (2020), EMERGE (2019), Europe CDC (2022) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2021). The final analysis is expected to be completed later in 2023.

*GloPID-R Research and Policy team authors of protocol: Emilia Antonio, Susan Khader Ibrahim, Isabel Foster, Louise Sigfrid and Alice Norton

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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.