Global research platforms receive €30M to combat Zika

Oxford --21 October 2016, ISARIC members are part of two successful bids to the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme that will set up multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortia to combat Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and build pandemic ... Read more

ISARIC Statement - EDCTP Collaborations

The recently launched EDCTP call Research and Clinical Management of Patients with PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa encourages applicants to work with national, regional, and international initiatives such as ISARIC and PREPARE Europe. Successful applications will have gone through a ... Read more

Chair's Message

New Chair Peter Horby's first message as ISARIC Chair

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to be the new Chair of ISARIC and “thank-you” to the many members who have sent messages of support and encouragement. I would like to start my tenure by expressing gratitude on behalf of ISARIC ... Read more

CCP UK Activation Week

All related documents are avaliable online

Calling all participating UK sites - all documents related to the CCP UK Activation Week are made avaliable online for download. Recognising the value of maintaining a sleeping study such as the CCP in a state of readiness and to ... Read more

Peter Horby elected new ISARIC chair

As you know, the term of ISARIC Chair Professor Abdullah Brooks ended in March of this year, and so a nominations process was launched to seek his successor. Professor Brooks was eligible for a second term, but decided not to ... Read more

ISARIC Chair Elections 2016 - Call for Nominations

Deadline 13 May 2016

ISARIC is arranging for Chair Elections in 2016, and we are now calling for nominations among our membership. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, please read this letter from the Nominations Committee and apply by 13 May ... Read more

Updated CRFs for Zika now available

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Updated ISARIC/PREPARE Case Report Forms for Zika Virus (version 5.3) are now available. Updates include changes to ensure that no data field is left blank and implementation of recommendations from colleagues. Read more

Not Parachuting, Building Partnerships since 2011

Response to NEJM Perspective 9 March 2016

In response to David L. Heymann, Joanne Liu, and Louis Lillywhite’s Perspective Partnerships, Not Parachutists, for Zika Research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 9 March 2016, we would like to inform the outbreak research and public ... Read more

SPRINT-SARI patient recruitment has commenced

The SPRINT-SARI study has commenced recruitment at multiple sites in Europe and North America. This is an important step forward in achieving preparedness to conduct observational studies of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness during future pandemics or regional epidemics. Read more

ISARIC on the open sharing of data

Oxford, 11/02/16 -- ISARIC is encouraging all members to share research data within the ISARIC research community and with external collaborators working in severe emerging infections. ISARIC would like to emphasise the importance of sharing data with national and international ... Read more

EVAg: Standard for molecular detection of Zika available

A quantified freeze-dried genomic standard for molecular detection of Zika virus by molecular methods will be made available via the EVAg website in early February. It is made of an inactivated culture supernatant of strain H/PF/2013 (full sequence of the ... Read more

New Zika Infection website available

The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols, data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. The website came about through a collaboration between a ... Read more


ISARIC provides a collaborative platform through which global, patient‐oriented clinical studies can be developed, executed and shared.

Protocols addressing the most important questions between and during epidemics of severe acute respiratory infections and other rapidly emerging public health threats are undertaken in order to generate new knowledge, maximise the availability of clinical information, and thereby save lives.

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ISARIC Stakeholders' Meeting Report

by Sarah Moore

One of the key lessons learnt from the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak research response effort in West Africa is that it is critical to establish excellent working relations and collaborations in ...