Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR Research Capacities for the JPIAMR-VRI

The JPIAMR-AMR research capacities can be grouped into six major activity modules encompassing concrete outputs:

Connecting

The JPIAMR-VRI will bridge multi-stakeholder partnerships and promote the development of collaborations between all sectors of the AMR community, including researchers, research policy and research funding. Actions will enable integration of activities via for instance forums, workshops, and webinars, as well as the exchange of knowledge between research and innovation and industry.

Access

By enabling global access to knowledge, infrastructures and expertise, the JPIAMR-VRI will allow for the creation and extension of new and existing networks, centres, projects and frameworks to facilitate and structure the AMR community.

Data Sharing

The JPIAMR-VRI will provide avenues for sharing of AMR knowledge, infrastructures and facilities. In addition, the JPIAMR-VRI will allow for the standardisation and harmonisation of data handling, data distribution, and legal and ethical issues solutions.

Scientific Innovation

By facilitating collaborations and communication, the JPIAMR-VRI will build evidence in all domains of AMR including human and animal health and the environment. This evidence will be able to be accessed for the development of policy and guidelines, and could, for example, provide a platform and tools for early discovery, antibiotic pipeline, alternatives to antibiotics, increasing scientific and technological excellence.

Capacity Building

One of the major activities of the JPIAMR-VRI is the possibility to provide capacity building within the AMR community. By providing virtual education, training programmes (not only scientific training but also on updating other skills outside the scientific framework including business skills etc.), train-the-trainers, exchange programmes (e.g. fellowship schemes, travel grants etc.), the JPIAMR-VRI has the potential to propel AMR research.

Awareness

The JPIAMR-VRI will contribute to maintaining AMR at the forefront of the political momentum for the Global Agenda. It will raise the visibility and profile of AMR by developing and sharing research results and putting this research forward. It will ensure constant flow of discussions and communications to and from the AMR Research community, the policy makers and the general public.