Call for transnational networks working to build the foundation of a Virtual Research Institute under the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)
The French National Research Agency, in partnership with 9 countries (Canada, Egypt, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) is launching a Eighth joint call for proposals through the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). This initiative aims to promote international research on antimicrobial resistance.
The intent of the call is to help develop a platform that will identify research community needs in AMR and develop ideas to form the foundation of the JPIAMR-VRI. The funded Network Working Groups are expected to generate catalytic ideas and strategic plans to help JPIAMR bring the JPIAMR-VRI to life!
These ideas could include how to:
connect AMR researchers across the JPIAMR priority topics in a One Health approach
build capacity and strengthen capability in AMR research
facilitate access to scientific information and infrastructures
bridge geographic borders in the research community through global reach
break practical barriers between geographies and fields of research
increase awareness and visibility of the issue of AMR
encourage the use of scientific evidence to inform policy and guideline makers
Focal areas of the networks
Networks should develop new global collaborations/partnerships that involve representatives from as many JPIAMR member countries as possible (see section 3.2 and Annex A/Table 3 for further eligibility criteria). The Networks will focus on AMR strategic areas within the domains of Human health, Animal health and the Environment. The Networks are encouraged to bridge multiple One Health areas as needed.
General conditions for application
Applicants must adhere to the specific regulations of the national funding organisations and to the eligibility rules mentioned in the call text.
The funded Networks must bring together/align research-performing organisations from as many disciplines and sectors as needed to develop plans for the JPIAMR-VRI.
The composition of a network:
A Network must involve fifteen (15) representatives from organisations from ten (10) different countries, of which at least three (3) must be from JPIAMR countries contributing funding to this call.
Network must be led by an individual from an eligible organisation within one of the JPIAMR participating countries (in accordance with the terms and conditions of the relevant national funding organisations, see Table 3/Annex A). This individual should have the energy and commitment to drive a collaborative and output-directed process.
Networks are encouraged to include at least one (1) partner from a Lower Middle Income Country (LMIC).
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