ERGO (Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford)
The overarching aim of the Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO) is to reduce the health and socioeconomic impact of emerging and epidemic infections by conducting and enabling clinical research on emerging and epidemic infections.Learn more
PREPARE (Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics)
PREPARE (Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics) is an EU funded network for harmonised large-scale clinical research studies on infectious diseases, prepared to rapidly respond to any severe ID outbreak, providing real-time evidence for clinical management of patients and for informing public health responses.Learn more
UK-PHRST (UK Public Health Rapid Support Team)
The UK-PHRST, funded by UK aid from the Department of Health and Social Care, supports low- and middle-income countries in investigating and responding to disease outbreaks and conducts research to improve our response to future epidemics.Learn more
ALERRT (The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training)
The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT) is a multi-disciplinary consortium building a patient-centered clinical research network to respond to epidemics across sub-Saharan AfricaLearn more
CREDO (Clinical REsearch During Outbreaks)
The Clinical REsearch During Outbreaks (CREDO) training curriculum supports investigators in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to generate clinical evidence during outbreaks of infectious diseases.Learn more
ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium)
ISARIC's purpose is to prevent illness and deaths from infectious diseases outbreaks. We are a global federation of clinical research networks, providing a proficient, coordinated, and agile research response to outbreak-prone infectious diseases.Learn more
Over 3000 patients for MERMAIDS-ARI, MERMAIDS-ARBO and PED-MERMAIDS!
Coordinated by the European-funded PREPARE network and supported by ERGO, MERMAIDS (The Multi-centre EuRopean study of MAjor Infectious Disease Syndromes) has now closed recruitment for three of its studies on acute respiratory infection, arboviral compatible febrile illness, and Sepsis-like syndrome in infants and ARI in children. 1524 patients were recruited for the ARI study, over 900 for the ARBO study and 705 for the pediatric study . A huge congratulations to all of the sites across Europe who worked with ERGO and PREPARE teams to achieve this fantastic result, particularly in MERMAIDS-ARI which represents the largest ever study of the pathogenesis of ARI. All sites promise exciting insights in the coming months and years.
Ribavirin Healthy Volunteers Study Open
Our Ribavirin Healthy Volunteers Study is now open for recruitment! The aim of the study is to validate a method of measuring a drug called ribacirin in the blood. Ribavirin is normally used to treat Hepatitis C and other diseases such as Lassa fever, which is a viral infection occuring in West Africa.
Volunteers will be compensated for their time. For more information, see https://ergo.tghn.org/volunteer/ribavirin-volunteer/
Emerging Infectious Diseases - Volume 25, Number 11 (November 2019) - We describe a pilot of the Clinical REsearch During Outbreaks (CREDO) initiative, a training curriculum for researchers in epidemic-prone low- ...
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2019 A.M.Rojek, A.Salam, R.J.Ragotte, E.Liddiard, A.Elhussain, A.Carlqvist, M.Butler, N.Kayem, L.Castle, L.'O.Odondi, K.Stepniewska ...
American Journal of Epidemiology 2019 188:7 Robert A, Edmunds WJ, Watson CH, Henao-Restrepo AM, Gsell P-S, Williamson E, Longini IM, Sakoba K, Kucharski AJ, Touré A, Nadlaou SD, Diallo ...
BMC Medicine 2019 17:107 Louise Sigfrid, Catrin Moore, Alex P. Salam, Nicola Maayan, Candyce Hamel, Chantelle Garritty, Vittoria Lutje, Brian Buckley, Karla Soares-Weiser, Rachel Marshall, Mike Clarke and Peter Horby Infectious disease epidemics are a constant threat, and while we ...
BMC Medical Ethics 2019 20:29; doi:10.1186/s12910-019-0366-x Abha Saxena, Peter Horby, John Amuasi, Nic Aagaard, Johannes Köhler, Ehsan Shamsi Gooshki, Emmanuelle Denis, Andreas A. Reis, the ALERRT-WHO Workshop and Raffaella Ravinetto Ensuring that countries have adequate research ...