The call AMR Networks/Working groups sets out to assemble motivated groups of leading experts and establish Working Groups in order to enhance resource alignment and maximise existing and future efforts to combat AMR by pushing forward the conceptualisation of ideas.
The Working Groups will for example produce white papers, prospective views, guidelines, and/or best practice frameworks to identify key questions to be address or identify potential solutions to overcome barriers to antimicrobial resistance research studies.
Based on the priority topics identified in the JPIAMR Strategic Research Agenda, applicants are invited to tackle one or more of the suggested focal areas. Examples of questions within the areas are provided as a guide; however, those examples are neither mandatory nor limiting. Working Groups should be built with emphasise on what is needed at a National and International level to address AMR.
Suggested focal areas
- Guidelines on use (Human & Veterinary) – Affordable stewardship
- Surveillance in primary care
- New anti-infective/ New adjuvant therapies / Alternative approaches
- Evaluation of risk for generation of resistance in human setting
- Rapid diagnostic tests
- Role of environmental factors
- Infrastructures/Biobanks available relevant to infection and AMR
Information & application
This call is closed.
A final workshop, Maximising Existing and Future Research Efforts and Resource Alignment to Combat AMR, was organised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in March 2018. The full workshop report can be downloaded here: Workshop report: Maximising Existing and Future Research Efforts and Resource Alignment to Combat AMR (pdf 1,2 MB)
Filmed interviews with coordinators of some of the funded JPIAMR Networks can be found here: Results from the 4th JPIAMR Joint Call “AMR Networks/Working Groups”: Interviews with network coordinators March 2018
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
French National Research Agency (ANR)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Swedish Research Council (SRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Thirteen networks with approximately 160 partners were funded within the 4th JPIAMR Joint Call “AMR Networks/Working Groups”. Each funded network received approximately €50,000 to work on the development of different AMR policy recommendations and research strategies. Click on the network titles in the list below to learn more on each network.
- Inhibition of antimicrobial drug resistance: Exploiting an old drug as a basis for inhibitory discovery (EXPLOIT)
- Phage Forward
- Network on quantification of veterinary Antimicrobial consumption at herd level and Analysis, CommunicaTion and benchmarking to improve responsible use (AACTING)
- Bridging the gap between exposure to AMR in the environment and impact to human health
- AMR Rapid Diagnostic Tests (AMR-RDT)
- BEAM Alliance
- 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 1 (AMRIC)
- Appropriate use of antibiotics: the role of CAM treatment strategies
- Consensus group on the design, analysis and reporting of antibiotic stewardship trials
- Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria
- Veterinary Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (VetCAST)
- Histidine Kinase Inhibitors as Novel Anti-infectives
- Behavioural approaches to optimise antibiotic stewardship in hospitals