GLOPID-R

Pandemic PACT

Pandemic Analytical Capacity & Funding Tracking Programme

What is Pandemic PACT?

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Pandemic PACT is a powerful new tool to track data about research funding and clinical evidence for a wide range of diseases with outbreak potential and broader preparedness activities, in alignment with WHO priority diseases. It will inform policy and decision-making by research funders, policy makers, researchers, the WHO and other data aggregators or tools.

This four-year initiative is designed to collate and analyse global funding tracking data and evidence across multiple disciplines on an ongoing basis. A funding tracking database and interactive tool will track research funding against research domains and research agendas. A living Rapid Research Needs Appraisals (RRNAs) platform will quickly and rigorously appraise existing clinical evidence to identify key knowledge gaps across pre-defined clinical domains.

Building on the success of the COVID-19 Tracker

Pandemic PACT builds and expands on the achievements and lessons learnt from the GloPID-R and UKCDR COVID-19 Research Project Tracker.

Timeline, 2022-2026

The launch of the funding tracking dashboard, living reviews and the first RRNA are expected in early 2024.

  • Year 1: Development and build
  • Year 2: Implementation and pilot
  • Year 2-4: Ongoing implementation

Team

Pandemic PACT is being developed by a dedicated team within the GloPID-R Research & Policy team at the Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford, with colleagues at UKCDR.

Alice Norton

Principal Investigator and Head of GloPID-R Research and Policy Team

Louise Sigfrid

RRNA lead and Senior Clinical Research Specialist

Olena Seminog

Senior Researcher

Adrian Bucher

Senior Data Analyst, UKCDR

Thomas Mendy

Research Data Manager

Daniela Toale

Programme Manager

Emilia Antonio

Research & Policy Officer (part-time)

Omid Rohanian

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Marieke de Swart

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Rodrigo Furst

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Amen-Patrick Nwosu

Research Assistant (part-time)

Nusrat Jabin

Research Assistant, UKCDR

Sandrena Frischer

Research Assistant (part-time)

Shanthi Levanita

Research Assistant

Zaharat Kadri-Alabi

Research Assistant

Walwala Hashimi

Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Publications & Outputs

In addition to the interactive tool, other Pandemic PACT outputs include regular analyses of funding trends and research gaps and a standing capability to rapidly identify research needs in the event of a novel outbreak or disease. Living reviews for the Pandemic PACT funding tracking and the RRNAs will be published on a regular basis for each priority disease. Protocols and baseline analyses will also be published.

Pandemic PACT Funders

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This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (CSA2022GloPID-R -3387) using UK Aid from the UK Government to support global health research, as part of the EDCTP2 Programme supported by the European Union.

International Development Research Centre

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada (109910 – 001).

Wellcome Trust

This work was funded in whole or part by the Wellcome Trust [226543/Z/22/Z].

International Development Research Centre

This work was supported by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) under the UK Government’s Horizon Europe Guarantee under GloPID-R SEC 3 Grant Agreement no. 10061268.

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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.