Research infrastructure platforms

There is a growing awareness among researchers for the current transition of science to open science. For the AMR community, this relates to resources such as biobanks harbouring collections of biological material such as samples from human, animal and environmental origin, and microbial strains and molecular components derived from them and their metadata.

JPIAMR, in collaboration with the IMI-consortium VALUE-Dx, has collected information on AMR specific collections of biological materials, databases and research infrastructure services through a survey on existing resources and services that are relevant for AMR research from all the One Health domains: human, animal and environment. This will contribute to improving findability, reusability and sustainability of resources and services for the AMR research community following the FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship.

The overview on the AMR resources and services is further elaborated in the following categories:

  • Biobank and its associated database: comprise of collections of biological materials and their associated databases.
  • Non-sample-databases: comprise of collection of databases on medical records, registry and other relevant datasets.
  • Research Infrastructure Services: comprise of services offered by research infrastructures for managing and using the collections and databases.

A comprehensive report on the results of the survey is available here: Antimicrobial Resistance Survey – A survey about collections of biological material, databases and services relevant for AMR research (pdf 2 MB). The report includes details of the classification of the categories and the definitions of various terminologies used in the dashboards.

Download and explore the data available here: AMR Research Infrastructure data (Excel)

Please contact if you wish to provide and/or receive detailed information about the datasets.

To date, a number of research infrastructure platforms are available, some of which provide information about biological and biomedical resources and service.