EU Joint Programme - Antimicrobial Resistance JPIAMR Network Call on Surveillance 2018

The EU Joint Programming initiative on Antimicrobial-Resistance (JPIAMR) aims to improve controls, preventive measures, stewardship and intervention strategies to reduce the risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to people, animals and the environment. This call invites multinational consortia to establish networks in order to enhance resource alignment and maximize existing and future efforts to combat AMR.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage
  • Mid career
  • Senior career
Research area
  • Basic research
  • Health services research
  • Patient-oriented and clinical research
  • Population health research
Funding available The maximum funding for successful partner(s) from Ireland in this call is €50,000, to support one network.
Duration of funding 6 - 12 months plus 2 months for report writing

Additional Information

On World Health Day, 7th April 2011, the WHO published its global strategy to slow the development of antimicrobial resistance; one of their recommendations was for countries to strengthen surveillance. The JPIAMR recognized Surveillance in its Strategic Research Agenda of 2014 (https://www.jpiamr.eu/document-library/strategicresearchagenda/ ) as one of six areas for joint research priorities.

The overarching goal of this priority topic is to standardise, improve and extend surveillance systems on antibiotic use and on AMR (in humans, animals, food, and the larger environment) with the final aim to foster a global standardised and comprehensive surveillance system of the spread for AMR. Surveillance is a pre-requisite for assessing the success of AMR stewardship measures, infection prevention and control, and the effectiveness of new therapeutic and diagnostic options. Further details may be found in the JPIAMR call documents on the JPIAMR website http://www.jpiamr.eu/

The aim of the call is to establish networks of leading experts in order to align resources and maximize current and future efforts to combat AMR. This can be done by developing white papers, forward looks, guidelines and/or best practices/roadmaps/systematic reviews and frameworks to identify key questions to be addressed or identify potential solutions to overcome barriers to AMR research studies. Proposals submitted under the call may include one or more of the following focus areas:

 

  1. Impact of surveillance on prevention, intervention, clinical practice, infection control, treatment and patient managemen
  2. Surveillance of AMR in the healthy population: Risk factors; risk groups (e.g. migrants, travelers), reservoirs, and monitoring systems
  3. Surveillance of non-human AMR reservoirs: Strategies, models, and technologies for tracing AMR in food, animals and the environment
  4.  Improvement and standardisation of methods
  5. Quality assurance, curation and sharing data
  6.  Surveillance technology and tools: Optimization of methods for outbreaks, rapidly emerging clones, resource-poor settings and global coverage
  7. Social networks, big data and deep learning for AMR surveillance and prevention

Each network can apply for a maximum of €50,000 for support of its activities. Additional funding will be available for networks offering to organize the start-up and/or the final and common review seminar.

Funding will cover the costs of meetings and travel required to deliver the networks’s objectives:
•    funding is expected to cover two small workshops, with further work to be undertaken through email, tele-, video- or web-conferencing.
•    funds to support an administrative co-coordinator for the activity

This funding will not provide support for:
•    direct research activities or equipment;
•    the salaries of tenured investigators
•    student grants.

 

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This is a joint transnational call: applicants must apply as part of a transnational consortium.
applicants from Ireland can apply as coordinators or partners. For a coordinator from Ireland to recieve funding, the applicant must be based in a HRB Host Institution.

The following conditions apply to the composition of consortia:
 Networks must be led by a coordinator from an eligible institution within one of the call participating countries (in accordance with the terms and conditions of the relevant national funding organisations, see Annex A of the published call text). This individual should have the energy and commitment to drive collaboration and output-directed process.

  •  Network coordinators must be internationally recognised experts with a competitive track record in AMR research and policy.
  •  Eeach network must involve in total at least fifteen (15) partners from ten (10) different countries, of which and at least three (3) must be from JPIAMR countries contributing with funding to this call.
  • Networks are encouraged to include at least one partner from a Lower middle income country (LMIC). Further details are in the call text.
  • Network contributors are allowed to be members of more than one network (1) however, individuals cannot act as network coordinator for more than one (1) proposal.

Individual country partners/coordinators should confirm eligibility with their national funding organization contact point.   Further country specific guidance can be found on the https://www.jpiamr.eu/activities/joint-calls/open-calls/7thcall/

   

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Proposals must be submitted to the Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) by the coordinator through the Swedish Research Councils PRISMA system. Applicants should refer to HRB Guidance and must the full call text on the JPIAMR website for details of how to apply https://www.jpiamr.eu/activities/joint-calls/open-calls/7thcall/  Proposal application forms together with CVs and publication lists can only be submitted by the network´s coordinator via the online application system Prisma no later than 13.00 h (GMT) on June 12th, 2018. Proposals after this time will not be accepted.

 

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Caitriona Creely    
ccreely@hrb.ie
01 2345204

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Opening date
14:00 03-05-2018
Closing date
14:00 12-06-2018
Decision expected
October 2018