AMR Networks/Working groups

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.

Call text AMR Networks/Working Groups 2016 (pdf 0,6 MB)

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

Funders

Belgium
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Canada
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

France
French National Research Agency (ANR)

Germany
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The Netherlands
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Norway
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Spain
Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Sweden
Swedish Research Council (SRC)

United Kingdom
Medical Research Council (MRC)

Supported projects

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.

AMR Transmission Dynamics

The primary aim of the third joint call of JPIAMR, AMR Transmission Dynamics, is to combine the resources, infrastructures, and research strengths of multiple countries in order to address transmission of antibiotic resistance following a One Health approach.

The goal is to foster multinational research collaborations to add value to and to build upon the research conducted independently at national level and to work together to improve the control of resistant bacterial infections of clinical and/or veterinary importance only. The total funding for this call is over 24 million euro with a 6 million euro European Commission “topping up” fund.

Call Topics

To understand the acquisition, persistence/ retention, and transmission of resistant organisms and resistance genes, research should investigate:

  • Selection of resistance and its transmission between individuals and between human and non-human sources
  • The success of clones, organisms, and resistance patterns and the role of different genetic elements.
  • The fitness of the resistant bacteria in clinical, community, veterinary, and environmental settings.

Information & application

This call is closed.

Call text AMR Transmission Dynamics (pdf 0,8 MB)

Funders

The call budget for this call is over 24 million Euro from all participating countries plus an additional 6 million euro contribution from the European Commission.

Belgium
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
The National Fund for Scientific Research – French speaking community (FNRS)

Canada
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Denmark
The Danish Council for Strategic Research

France
French National Research Agency (ANR)

Germany
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Israel
Chief Scientist Office, Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)

Italy
The Ministry of Health (MoH)

Latvia
State Education Development Agency (VIAA )

The Netherlands
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Norway
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Poland
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Portugal
National funding agency for science, research and technology (NCBR)

Romania
National Authority for Scientific Research (NCBR)

Spain
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

Sweden
Formas
Swedish Research Council (SRC)

Switzerland
​Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Turkey
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

United Kingdom
Medical Research Council (MRC)

Supported projects

In total 19 project consortia with a total of 96 research groups from 16 countries were awarded funding within the 3rd JPIAMR Joint Call “Transmission Dynamics” to bridge the knowledge gap on AMR transmission mechanisms. The total funding amount was 28,1 M€. Click on the project titles in the list below to learn more about each project.