We are currently looking for a Communications and Operational Support Officer for ISARIC – the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium. ISARIC was established to create a framework for ensuring research is built into epidemic responses. We are ... Read more
Zika Research Tools
Access reseearch tools designed for standardised core data capture specifically for Zika here.Learn more
Funding Opportunities Tool
Are you looking for funding for pandemic preparedness, ZIKV research, or other ISARIC-related research activities? Check out our new Funding Opportunities Tool for an updated list of calls.Learn more
An observational research study, SPRINT-SARI will prepare the world for timely action in the event of a public health emergency. It is an essential component in pandemic and epidemic research preparedness and will enhance the global capacity to collect, analyse, ...Learn more
ISARIC-WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol
ISARIC and WHO have developed a Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infection, including VHF (like Ebola) and SARI. Currently in review by the WHO Ethical Research Committee, master documents are available here.Learn more
ISARIC-WHO Data Sets
Access the ISARIC-WHO data sets for EVD, VHF and SARI as made available through the CliRes data management system here.Learn more
We are looking for a senior clinical expert with infectious disease clinical management background to: Provide technical assistance to the WHO Infectious Hazards Management Department in the area of clinical management and treatment of emerging and re-emerging dangerous pathogen diseases;Lead ... Read more
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
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
Background: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging respiratory pathogen with a high mortality rate and no specific treatments available to date. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled ... Read more
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
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
We have developed a funding database that features funding calls that are of interest for ISARIC-related activities. The list of included calls are updated on a weekly basis. Read more
For the latest on ISARIC and ISARIC activities, please read our newsletter ISARIC News, published Friday 6 May 2016. Read more
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 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
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
The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference ... Read more
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
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
Oxford, 2 February 2016 --- The WHO announced yesterday that the cluster of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations reported in the Americas constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The decision was taken following advice from the Emergency ... Read more
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
Since one of ISARIC’s regional representatives for the Americas, Dr Fernando Bozza (FIOCRUZ and BricNET), offered an update on the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in Brazil during ISARIC’s Stakeholders’ meeting in London in early December, ISARIC and partners have kept ... Read more
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
London, 30 November 2015 -- In an effort to improve the prospects for a rapid and coordinated clinical research response to the next outbreak or pandemic, ISARIC has brought together key Stakeholders for a global meeting held at the Wellcome ... 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.
Read more about our protocols by clicking this link.
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 ...
Professor Peter Horby is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health. He is the former, and founding, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Peter ...
Published on 22 Jan 2016 This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents Global Health Out Loud with Sulzhan Bali & Jessica Taaffe. This week they discuss Zika virus. Zika ...
London, 30 November 2015 -- In an effort to improve the prospects for a rapid and coordinated clinical research response to the next outbreak or pandemic, ISARIC has brought together key ...
In this video posted by the Nuffield Department of Medicine, the University of Oxford, Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford, tells us how he ...