The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI) is an initiative created by a number of JPIAMR member states. The aim is to increase AMR research coordination, improve visibility of the AMR research networks, research performing institutes/centres and infrastructures, and facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity development across the globe, covering the full One Health AMR Spectrum.

The main goals of the JPIAMR-VRI are to:

  • Connect people to people: A type of platform that provides the infrastructure to facilitate interactions between a large number of people to bring those with complimentary interests together and fosters networking that results in short and/or long-term relationships.
  • Connect people to data: Enable people to connect with the most appropriate resources to fulfil their AMR information need within the platform.
  • Create mobilisation and synergy: Engage organisations and people to reach above their individual capabilities under one common goal. To create a momentum where knowledge and information exchange can take place across different stakeholders, i.e. knowledge generators and knowledge users.


In 2018 eight networks were funded in the JPIAMR-VRI Network Call to develop activities to build the foundation of the JPIAMR-VRI. In early 2019, at a meeting in Amsterdam, the networks gathered and initiated the work and the formation of the JPIAMR-VRI.

The workshop report can be found here: Startup workshop report 2018 JPIAMR Transnational Networks.

Filmed interviews with the coordinators of the funded JPIAMR Networks can be found here: Discover the JPIAMR-VRI: Interviews with network coordinators February 2019

Read more on each JPIAMR-VRI network here: