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    Coronavirus Topic Launched!

    Published on 03 February 2020
    Author: Nicole Wyss, National Contact Point Health

    In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has launched the topic SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020: Advancing knowledge for the clinical and public health response to the 2019-nCoV epidemic.

    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