Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Objectives and main actions of the JPIAMR Working Groups

The JPIAMR Strategic Working Groups contribute to the different activities of the JPIAMR related to governance, globalisation, policy alignment, the development of the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute, research infrastructures and industry relations. The main objectives and actions of the working groups are described below.

WG: Governance

Chair: Spain

  • To develop a long term strategic plan 2020-2025
    • Development of catalogue of strategic actions to be discussed at roadmap workshops on SRA pillars + funding instruments + long-term financial commitment.
  • To explore possible scenarios for long-term sustainability by Member Countries.
  • To develop a business plan for the sustained JPIAMR management and implementation of long-term activities
    • To update the governance structure
    • To develop a MoU

WG: Globalisation

Chair: Germany

  • Extension of the JPI into a global level
  • Increasing membership to countries currently not participating, especially in Europe and key countries in other continents
    • Inventory of new potential member countries and contact points.
    • Identification of existing programmes, mapping and analysis of present participation and barriers to participation through questionnaires.
    • Explore different funding modes and develop new activities
    • Development of materials to inform about JPIAMR benefits and the range of suitable opportunities of collaborations to the scientific community and policy makers
    • Introducing measures in order to increase the participation of under-represented countries in call activities.
    • Development of new instrument/pilot programme tailored to the needs and capacity of the target countries
  • Update the membership policy
  • Promote JPIAMR in the key international platforms

WG: Policy Alignment

Chair: Sweden

  • Aiming for a better integration of JPIAMR efforts and SRIA with national strategies, collection of data for achieving a comprehensive overview of national policies, national structural organization and contact points, is being performed.
    • Mapping of member countries national communication patterns, contact points and priorities.
    • Identifying good examples of communication between agencies and policy makers.
    • Study on national research strategies and JPIAMR research agendas/plans.
  • Aiming for stronger ties with other international initiatives and partners at European and global level, mapping of national priorities concerning international AMR organizations is being performed among the JPIAMR members.

WG: Virtual Research Institute

Chair: Canada

  • To create a structure (an JPI AMR Virtual Institute – VI) linking existing AMR infrastructures
    • To define a concept paper model
    • To identify funding sources
    • To set it up
  • To build AMR research capacity globally through a VI
  • To develop a VI research program aligned with JPIAMR Strategic Research Agenda
  • To showcase the VI through a web portal

WG: Research infrastructures

Chair: the Netherlands

  • To highlight the AMR related research infrastructures through a web portal.
  • To support enabling activities and infrastructures concerning sharing and re-using data, strains and samples important for AMR research.

WG: Industry relations

Chair: UK

  • To strengthen alignment with industry and IMI by mapping and presenting existing initiatives, creating and maintaining a dialogue with all relevant national and international policy makers, research performers, and stakeholders, and provide tools and an arena for the support of further alignment
  • To develop guidelines with recommendations on how academia and industry can collaborate
  • To develop a technical platform/database to be implemented on the JPIAMR website:
    • AMR projects data collection
    • AMR infrastructures data collection
    • AMR industrial data collection