JPIAMR Activity Report 2023

The JPIAMR activity report now published summarises the achievements of JPIAMR and the major events conducted in the year 2023.

It has been a year of future preparations but also of many exciting activities, awarding new projects in the area of diagnostics and surveillance, analysing the impacts of the JPIAMR project portfolio, starting an Early Research Career contest and much more.

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Research call on AMR Interventions now open

The call Interventions moving forward to promote action to counteract the emergence and spread of bacterial and fungal resistance and to improve treatments is now open.

The primary aim of the call is to take action against the growing global threat of increased spread of antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) resistance by funding international collaborative research projects aiming to improve, compare and evaluate the effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and uptake of existing interventions against bacterial or fungal infections and/or to design new interventions against fungal infections. It involves 21 funding organisations from 19 different countries and has an estimated total call budget of over 17,7 million Euro.

The call will follow a two-step evaluation procedure and the deadline for pre-proposals is 14 March 2024. The full call text and the link to the online submission platform can be found on the call page: 

Webinar for applicants

A live webinar for applicants will be organised on the 24th of January 2024 at 13.00-14.30 CET. This webinar will present the call and the partner search tool. Representatives from funders participating in the call will answer questions live.

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Winners in the JPIAMR Young Scientist best LinkedIn Post Contest

JPIAMR launched a contest for young scientists to present their lab’s project supported by JPIAMR using LinkedIn. Eligible participants were young scientists under the supervision of PIs with projects supported by JPIAMR in the calls 2019-2022. The contest was open between 20 October and 20 November 2023.

There were 11 eligible contestants who participated, and together their posts raised 66 000 impressions!

On the 14th of December the winners were announced and they presented their projects, which can be seen on the JPIAMR youtube channel.

The three winners and projects are: 

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Pre-announcement: Research call on AMR interventions

We are pleased to pre‐announce the transnational call Interventions moving forward to promote action to counteract the emergence and spread of bacterial and fungal resistance and to improve treatments.

The primary aim of the call is to take action against the growing global threat of increased spread of antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) resistance by funding international collaborative research projects aiming to improve, compare and evaluate the effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and uptake of existing interventions against bacterial or fungal infections and/or to design new interventions against fungal infections.

The call involves 21 funding organisations from 19 different countries and has an estimated total call budget of over 19 million Euro.

The call opens on January 10, 2024.

Read more on the call page.

New projects in the area of diagnostics and surveillance

Seventeen projects involving 93 partners from 23 different countries have been recommended for funding within the JPIAMR 16th transnational call: Development of innovative strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. The call was within the framework of the ERA‐NET JPIAMRACTION and the total requested funding amount is 20,8 M€.

The projects aim to address unmet needs in the AMR diagnostics and surveillance sectors beyond the current state of the art, by focusing on the two topics of the call:

  • To develop novel, or improve existing, diagnostics, including point of care diagnostics, that can rule out antimicrobial use or help identify the most effective antimicrobial treatment.
  • To develop or improve existing strategies, technologies or methods, or data use strategies to support One Health AMR surveillance.

Read more about the projects

SRIA of the European Partnership on One Health AMR

The preparation for the future European Partnership on One Health AMR (OH AMR) is progressing and the first draft of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) has now been published. The SRIA will guide the activities of the OH AMR partnership, a co-funded research and innovation (R&I) partnership expected to start 2025 under the Horizon Europe R&I framework programme. The partnership will coordinate and boost AMR R&I in an interdisciplinary One Health approach, contributing to advanced knowledge, innovative solutions and policy to reduce the burden of AMR.

A detailed description of each Research and Innovation objective of the SRIA is also available in a seperate document.

The SRIA and the R&I objectives have been developed by the CSA DESIGN OH AMR together with the JPIAMR Scientific Advisory Board and other experts, through a series of consultations with member states and stakeholders.

The current SRIA should be considered as a preliminary draft and will be subjected to several consultations before it is adopted by the OH AMR partners by the start of the Partnership in 2025.

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EU Council recommendation on stepping up actions to combat AMR 

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on stepping up EU actions to combat antimicrobial resistance in a One Health approach, in which the future European partnership on One Health AMR (OH AMR) is highlighted. This proposal extends and complements the 2017 EU One Health Action Plan against AMR in all three dimensions of the One Health spectrum in order to maximize synergies and attain a strong and effective response against AMR across the EU. 

The research and Innovation angle is reflected throughout the Council Recommendation. The proposal invites the Member States to strengthen support to R&D:

“The Council welcomes the Commission’s intention to and Member States are invited to: Support research and technological innovation for the detection, prevention and treatment of infections in humans caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, including the establishment of and significant investment in a European partnership to allow coordination, alignment and funding of cross-sectorial research and innovation on “One Health AMR

It also call Member States to contributing to the efforts in tackling infectious diseases and AMR in low and middle-income countries, such as through the Global Health EDCTP3 JU.

The key objectives of this proposal for a Council Recommendation are:

  • strengthen One Health national action plans on AMR
  • reinforce surveillance and monitoring of AMR and antimicrobial consumption
  • strengthen infection prevention and control
  • strengthen antimicrobial stewardship and prudent use of antimicrobials
  • recommend targets for AMR and antimicrobial consumption in human health
  • improve awareness, education and training
  • foster research & development, and incentives for innovation and access to antimicrobials and other AMR medical countermeasures
  • increase cooperation
  • enhance global actions
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JPIAMR at ECCMID 2023

The 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, ECCMID, will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 15-18 April 2023.

JPIAMR is co-organising the session Developing your funding application: from drug discovery to drug development on 16 April at 12:15-13:15 CEST.

Programme:

12:15 – Marc Lemonnier (Labege, France)

12:20 – JPIAMR funding calls and funding for academic research, Laura Marin (JPIAMR)

12:30 – Translating your research, Philip Packer (Innovate UK)

12:40 – Funding your innovation, Ursula Theuretzbacher (Center for Anti-Infective Agents, Austria)

12:50 – Q&A

13:15 – Wrap-up & End of session

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JPIAMR Activity Report 2022

The JPIAMR activity report now published summarises the achievements of JPIAMR and the major events conducted in the year 2022, including:

  • Multiple consultations, expert groups, webinars and workshops to identify, in an inclusive mode, the future directions and research priorities to be addressed for the future OH AMR partnership.
  • Awarding 13 research projects and 6 networks.

Download the JPIAMR Activity Report 2022 (updated 2023-02-23, pdf 1 MB)

Call picture for JPIAMR Diagnostics and Surveillance call 2023

Research call on AMR Diagnostics and surveillance now open

The call Development of innovative strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is now open. 

This call aims to fund research projects developing novel or improving existing strategies, tools, technologies and methods for diagnosis and/or One Health AMR surveillance. It involves 22 funding organisations from 18 countries and has a total estimated call budget of 18,8 M€.

Partners working in eligible Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in in sub-Saharan Africa can be funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The call will follow a two-step evaluation procedure and the deadline for pre-proposals is 7 March 2022. The full call text and the link to the online submission platform can be found on the call page: 

Call page “AMR diagnostics and surveillance 2023”

Webinar for applicants

A live webinar for applicants will be organised on the 24th of January 2023. This webinar will present the call and the partner search tool. Representatives from funders participating in the call will answer questions live.

Registration page Webinar for applicants