Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Mapping of AMR research funding

JPIAMR has undertaken extensive mapping exercises to obtain an overview of the grant investments, research capacity and scope among JPIAMR member countries for AMR research.

In 2014, the JPIAMR conducted the first systematic analyses of public funding of research on antibacterial resistance. Databases of public funding organisations across 19 countries, and at EU level, were systematically searched for publicly funded antibacterial resistance research from 2007 to 2013, and categorised around the JPIAMR Strategic Research and innovation Agenda’s (SRIA) six priority topics – therapeutics, diagnostics, surveillance, transmission, environment, and interventions. 1243 antibacterial resistance research projects were identified with a total public investment of 1.300 millon € across 19 countries and at the EU level, including public investment in the Innovative Medicines Initiative. The picture of this funding landscape guided the JPIAMR member countries and their joint investments towards future AMR research.

Read more in the report on Mapping of AMR research funding (2014).

The 2017 exercise involved mapping of AMR (including anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial) research undertaken in the JPIAMR member countries and research funded by the European Commission and the Wellcome Trust. We recorded a total investment of 1 794 million € from 1 939 projects in AMR, within the broad remit of the JPIAMR SRIA six priority topics in the 2017 mapping.

Read more in the report on Mapping of AMR research funding (2017).

Distribution of projects by JPIAMR-SRIA priority areas

Research investment seems to be better distributed to the different priority areas in the 2017 mapping rather than the one performed in 2014. The results from both the mappings highlight the need for increased investment across all member countries and also to diversify investments beyond the therapeutics area.

Graphs on mapping results 2014 and 2017

Figure: Distribution of projects funded at national level per priority area of research in mapping exercise 2014 and 2017.

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