Coronavirus Topic Launched!
Published on 03 February 2020
Author: Nicole Wyss, National Contact Point Health
Proposals submitted under this expression of interest are expected to advance the knowledge on 2019-nCoV and its impact on infected persons, with the aim of contributing to an efficient patient management and/or public health preparedness and response.
The scope remains broad and may include topics such as:
- Development of therapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies.
- Development of point of care diagnostics, ensuring rapid evaluation of candidates based on existing technologies, to allow for fast case detection and surveillance.
- Clinical and epidemiological studies, to provide data on epidemiological characteristics such as viral genotype and pathogenicity; clinical information on host susceptibility and host immune responses; risk factors for severe disease; routes of transmission and their relative importance; identification of the animal reservoir; etc.
- Social sciences research, to provide urgently needed answers to social dynamics of the outbreak and the related public health response.
Deadline: 12 February 2020
More information on the Funding & Tenders Portal