JPIAMR Network Plus 2020 call now open!

The JPIAMR is launching the tenth joint call for transnational networks in partnership with seven member countries; Canada, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.

JPIAMR Network Plus 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the deadline for the call has been postponed until May 28th, 17.00 CET.  The timeline is updated accordingly.

The JPIAMR is launching the tenth call for transnational networks in partnership with eight member countries; Canada, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.

The intent of the call “JPIAMR Network Plus 2020” is to support networks to design and implement ways to support AMR research considering at least one of the six strategic areas of the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda: Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Surveillance, Transmission, Environment and Interventions. Networks should develop and implement activities focusing on AMR within the domains of Human health, Animal health and the Environment. The Networks are encouraged to bridge multiple One Health areas as needed and to consider the incorporation of their activities within the JPIAMR-Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI).

Networks will be funded with €50,000-100,000 per year per Network for one to two years, to connect experts from research performing organisations and establish expertise clusters in the AMR community. Networks may build upon new or existing global collaborations/partnerships. The total budget of the call is approximately 940,000 Euro.

The formation of larger, multi-coordinator Networks is possible according to national rules. This is an ERA-NET JPI-EC-AMR additional activity.

Note that JPIAMR Network calls do not fund research projects.

For more information and link to the application portal see the JPIAMR Network Plus call page:

Call procedure

The JPIAMR Network Plus Call has a one-step procedure. The final funding decision will be announced by the end of July to early September 2020.

Opening of the call: 10th February 2020

Closing of the call: 28th May 2020, 17.00 CET

JPIAMR Network Plus Call Secretariat and National Points of Contact

The JPIAMR Network Plus 2020 Call Secretariat is hosted by the Italian Ministry of Health, It-MoH.

All questions on the pre-announcement should be sent to:

For more detailed information on the JPIAMR-VRI, please visit:

Winners of Hacking AMR 2019

The grand prize in the Hacking AMR 2019 event that was arranged in Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15 December was won by team ‘Mission Prescription’. The winning project presented an idea to support doctors in their prescribing behaviours by providing them with a tool to monitor their own prescribing in relation to the rest of the medical community. This type of intervention has the goal to reduce incorrect use of antibiotics.

The members in team ‘Mission Prescription’ were, from back row, left to right, in picture above: David Barber, Family Physician and researcher, Queen’s University, Canada; Lennard Epping, PhD student, Robert Koch Institute, Germany; David Hinrichs, Data scientist, Robert Koch Institute, Germany; Sabrina Wong, Health researcher and nurse, Canada; Vendela Wiener, Public Health Agency of Sweden; Sumeet Tiwari, PhD student, Robert Koch Institute, Germany. Missing in picture is Ewan Gray, Researcher, University of Edinburgh, UK.

The People’s choice award and Honourable Mention went to team ‘The Waiting Game’ who developed the concept for a game that can be played while a patient is in a doctor’s waiting room. The goal of the game is to educate the patient on AMR, limiting requests for unnecessary antibiotics.

The aim of the Hacking AMR 2019 hackathon was to bring together scientists, designers, patients, developers, innovators, students and entrepreneurs to collaborate, dream up & create solutions to real-world problems to improve human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing with regards to Antimicrobial Resistance. During the hackathon 40 participants formed seven different teams and worked on diverse digital solutions to AMR.

Royalty free photos by Eva Garmendia.

Hacking AMR 2019 is a Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance – Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI) activity organised by the Swedish Research Council, Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Research Council of Norway, Uppsala Antibiotic Center (UAC), and the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Medical School. Hacking Health Foundation were consultants for Hacking AMR 2019.

Showreel about the workshop

JPIAMR-VRI network CONNECT survey

The main aim of the JPIAMR-VRI network CONNECT is to identify priorities on the research in the field of AMR, in a One Health approach, in Europe through the creation of a platform that will allow knowledge, resource, findings, database exchange, and connection between researches.

In order to improve connection between researchers, the network is preparing a list of main projects, research centers and networks on AMR research, regardless of the source of funding. For this purpose, a survey has been developed to collect research institutions, scientific societies, infrastructures, projects, networks related to research on antimicrobial resistance in a One Health Approach. The survey also allows adding information regarding the issues perceived as priorities for the research in the field of AMR in a One Health approach.

The survey is open until the 11 of December 2019: CONNECT survey – Research projects, research centers and networks on antibiotic resistance with a One Health approach (link, opens in a new window)

AMR Dx Global Survey

The JPIAMR-VRI network AMR DX Global has published a survey about the current state of training, teaching and awareness in AMR diagnostics. The main aim of this survey is to get a better understanding of the current and future needs, availability and gaps of AMR diagnostics training to a wide variety of stakeholders such as patients, healthcare workers, farmers, legislators, and innovators. As AMR concerns us all, the network accepts input from any type of stakeholder. This survey will help shape the input into the future VRI offerings.

The survey is open until 29 February 2020 and is completely anonymous. AMR Dx Global does not track your visit to the survey website. Join the survey AMR Diagnostics-Teaching and Training

AMR Diagnostics Teaching & Training Resource
The AMR DX Global mapping of teaching and training resources globally includes online (such as MOOCs, webinars, etc.) and offline resources such as (classes, workshops, conferences, etc.). The resulting database will feed into the future activities of the JPIAMR VRI.

If you like to join the family and promote an AMR diagnostics teaching & training resource you are involved with, you can use the following form: AMR Diagnostics Teaching & Training Resource – Self Registration

Hacking AMR 2019

JPIAMR is organising an international hackathon in Stockholm 13-15 December 2019: Hacking AMR 2019 – Using the digital world to fight antimicrobial resistance

The hackathon aims to bring together scientists, designers, patients, developers, innovators, students and entrepreneurs to collaborate, dream up & create solutions to real-world problems to improve human, animal and environmental health and well-being with regards to Antimicrobial Resistance.

We have decided to allow for up to 10 extra spots in the participants group of Hacking AMR 2019! If you have heard of anyone that had previously missed the cut off date and really wanted to join this exciting, high energy, creative and fun JPIAMR-VRI activity, they have another chance to register until 10 December at midnight.

To read more about the event, please click here.

This Hackathon is a Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance – Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI) activity supported and co-organised with the following groups: Swedish Research Council; Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Research Council of Norway; Uppsala Antibiotic Center (UAC); Hacking Health Foundation


JPIAMR funded networks in joint workshop

The research networks ARCH and GAP-ONE will have a joint workshop in Verona, Italy, on October 24-25th, 2019.

The joint workshop gathers members of the two networks for development of the “Bridge the Gap: Survey to Treat” white paper series. This workshop brings together experts from 19 nations who will work towards a One Health approach to bridge the gap between antibiotic resistance surveillance, stewardship and policy. The networks were funded by JPIAMR in two separate calls; the 2018 Network Call on Surveillance and the JPIAMR-VRI Network Call 2018.

Please find the preliminary agenda and more information here.

JPIAMR Networks start-up workshop

The JPIAMR launched two network calls in 2018, (1) Surveillance, and (2) Building the Foundation of the JPIAMR-Virtual Research Institute. Within the surveillance call ten networks were funded. Within the JPIAMR-VRI call, eight networks were funded.

On February 19-20, 2019, the coordinators of the funded Networks within both calls met in the Netherlands for the start-up workshop. The Networks discussed alignment and enhanced interactions. The JPIAMR-VRI Networks also worked on future incorporation into the JPIAMR-VRI, and the surveillance networks were introduced to the JPIAMR-VRI and considered whether further interaction within the JPIAMR-VRI could promote and enhance surveillance actions.

Coordinators discussed how to synergise the Networks both within and between the two Network calls. New connections were formed and this led to future interactions such as:

  • Aligning Network activities by increased communication between coordinators
  • Inclusion of coordinators into other Networks
  • Inclusion of coordinators from other Networks to workshops and meetings of interest from the other Networks

Major Conclusions

Networks spanned all of the JPIAMR pillars and were mostly multidisciplinary.

Networks are geographically diverse, involving representatives from countries on all continents.

The gender balance of the Surveillance Networks was 70% male/30% female and for the VRI networks the balance was 75% male/25% female.

The full workshop report, including summaries of all Networks funded within both calls, can be downloaded here.

The JPIAMR-VRI Joint Call Results – Eight Networks Funded

Eight networks have been awarded funding within the JPIAMR 2018 call for transnational networks “Building the Foundation of the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute.” Each funded network will receive €50,000 to establish expertise clusters to identify research community needs and develop ideas to form the foundation for the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI).

The call was launched in May 2018 and supported by ten research-funding organisations from JPIAMR member countries. Fifteen applications were received, involving 15 coordinators and 323 partners.

To read more on the funded networks, please click here.