The Secretariat is the hub and the joint contact point for the member countries within the international collaboration Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, JPIAMR.
The main tasks of the Secretariat are to
- coordinate joint international calls for research proposals, conferences and workshops
- follow up and analyse international research within antimicrobial resistance, map resources and research priorities
- coordinate and develop joint research agendas for the area
The Secretariat is also tasked with initiating and leading work teams and collaborations between the member countries, developing new forms of funding research, initiating and implementing communication inputs and providing support to the management of the collaboration. The Secretariat is currently managing the development of a virtual research platform focusing on antibiotic resistance.
Brief facts about JPIAMR
Currently, JPIAMR has 27 member countries from four continents, and more than half of them are G20 countries. JPIAMR has, since its start in 2011, funded more than 300 research teams with more than 65 million EUR.
Sweden hosts the JPIAMR Secretariat via the Swedish Research Council. The Secretariat is funded mainly by the EU Commission, with support from the Swedish Research Council.