Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

The fourth JPIAMR call: “AMR Networks/Working Groups”

In April 2016, JPIAMR launched a rapid action call for leading scientists and experts to establish Working Groups to enhance resource alignment and maximise existing and future research efforts to combat AMR.

The aim was to forward the conceptualisation of ideas as the basis for  white papers, prospective views, guidelines and/or best practice/ roadmap/systematic reviews and frameworks, and to identify key questions to be addressed, or to identify potential solutions to overcome barriers to AMR research studies.

Participating countries were France, Canada, Belgium Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The evaluation process included 10 international experts that performed remote evaluation and constituted the peer review panel.

In total, 13 Working Groups with approximately 160 partners were selected with budget of approximately 50.000 Euros each. These researcher networks will work on the development of different AMR policy recommendations and research strategies. Their outcomes will be published in December 2017. A final workshop will be organized by the end of 2017, beginning of 2018.

Funded projects in this call:

Project titleCoordinatorFunding organisation
Behavioural approaches to optimise antibiotic stewardship in hospitalsUKNorway
VetCAST - Veterinary Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility TestingNetherlandsFrance
Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteriaGermanyGermany
Consensus group on the design, analysis and reporting of antibiotic stewardship trialsNetherlandsUK
Appropriate use of antibiotics: the role of CAM treatment strategiesNetherlandsNetherlands
The Antimicrobial Resistance in Intensive Care (AMRIC) Network: A global surveillance network to monitor the role of the ICU environment in the emergence of AMR; Phase !CanadaCanada
BEAM AllianceFranceFrance
AMR Rapid Diagnostic Tests - AMR - RDTUKUK
Bridging the gap between exposure to AMR in the environment and impact to human healthNetherlandsNetherlands + Canada
Network on quantification of veterinary Antimicrobial consumption at herd level and Analysis, CommunicaTion and benchmarking to improve responsible use (AACTING)BelgiumNorway
Histidine Kinase Inhibitors as Novel Anti-infectivesNetherlandsNetherlands
Phage ForwardBelgiumBelgium
Inhibition of antimicrobial drug resistance: Exploiting an old drug as a basis for inhibitory discoveryGermanySweden

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Joint Call “AMR Networks/Working Groups” – call information