Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness

The Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R) is an international network of research funding organizations in the area of infectious diseases preparedness research.

The GloPID-R Secretariat is hosted by the Mérieux Foundation in France, in close collaboration with the University of Oxford in England.


In February 2013, a group of international research funding organizations united under the banner of Heads of International Research Organizations (HIROs) in Brussels, Belgium, with GLOPID-R formally launching at this meeting.1) 2)


On February 11-12, 2020, GloPID-R co-hosted an event with the World Health Organization called “2019 novel Coronavirus Global research and innovation forum: towards a research roadmap”.3)

On October 18, 2021, GloPID-R chair Charu Kaushic delivered a presentation to Cochrane on the subject of pandemic preparedness and her work with GloPID-R.4)



The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874667.5)


GloPID-R has 33 members worldwide. The World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), ESSENCE on Health Research initiative, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN) and are also actively engaged in the network as observers.6)

Members and Representatives - GLoPID-R
Name Organization Nation
Amr Radwan Academy of Scientific Research & Technology Egypt
Thomas Kariuki African Academy of Sciences Kenya
Yazdan Yazdanpanah ANRS Emerging Infectious Diseases France
David W. Vaughn Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation United States
Alexander Precioso Butantan Institute Brazil
Charu Kaushic Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada
Richard Hatchett, Frederik Kristensen Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Global
Chris Hassell United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) United States
Garry Aslanyan ESSENCE on Health Research Initiative Global
Pauline Beattie European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Global
Barbara Kerstiens European Commission European Union
Jonathan Ewbank European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents European Union
Marco Krieger Fiocruz Institute Brazil
Hamidou H. Tamboura National Research and Innovation Fund for Development (FONRID) Burkina Faso
Annette Ouattara Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation (FONSTI) Côte d'Ivoire
Jo Mulligan Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) United Kingdom
Marta Tufet-Bayona Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Global
Manuela Rehtanz German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany
Gail Carson Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network Global
Samiran Panda Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) India
John Dusabe-Richards International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada
Shoji Miyagawa Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Japan
Anna Kinsey Medical Research Council (MRC) United Kingdom
Gaetano Guglielmi Italian Ministry of Health Italy
Eugene Mutimura National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) Rwanda
Juan José Serrato National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) Mexico
Anne Kelso National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
Tomás López-Peña National Institute of Health Carlos III Spain
Aree Thattiyaphong Thai National Institute of Health Thailand
Choong-Min Ryu National Research Foundation of Korea South Korea
Suzanne Verver Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZONMW) Netherlands
Nadia Khelef Pasteur Network France
Thomas Hansteen Research Council of Norway (RCN) Norway
Rui Maciel Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Brazil
Diego Galeano Secretariat of Government of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Argentina
Jeffrey Mphahlele South African Medical Research Council South Africa
Matthias Egger Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Switzerland
Lucy Chappell UK Department of Health & Social Care United Kingdom
Jeremy Farrar Wellcome Trust United Kingdom
Ana-Maria Henao-Restrepo World Health Organization (WHO) Global


Our milestones. GLOPID-R. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from
Kaushic, C., & Boily-Larouche, G. (2020, December 17). Coordinating research on pandemic preparedness and rapid response. Open Access Government.
2019 novel Coronavirus Global research and innovation forum: towards a research roadmap AGENDA (Version 7.0). (2020). GLOPID-R.
Cochrane. (2021, October 18). Cochrane Convenes Keynote from Dr Charu Kaushic. YouTube.
GloPID-R Secretariat. (2022, December 31). CORDIS | European Commission.
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