ISIDORe - Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research

The ISIDORe – “Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research” project was officially launched on 24th February 2022 under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme in response to the call on Research infrastructure services for rapid research responses to COVID-19 and other infectious disease epidemics (HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-02). The 21M€ EU-funded large-scale project assembles an unprecedented One Health-driven, integrated portfolio of cutting-edge research services and resources, ranging from fundamental to applied, dedicated to the study of epidemic-prone diseases including SARS-CoV-2 variants. Read more about it here.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown the crucial need for an elevated capacity of preparedness and responsiveness to epidemic-prone pathogens at EU and global levels. In all health crises of the 21st century, from SARS, MERS, Ebola and Zika, to the current COVID19 pandemic, there has been a lack of coordination and insufficient application of interdisciplinary approaches. These deficits need to be addressed to successfully deal with the next pandemic outbreak.

ISIDORe will contribute to Europe’s prowess to tackle any epidemic-prone pathogen through a global, integrated and preparedness-driven approach. At the forefront of this approach is the provision of free-of-charge access to cutting-edge resources and services to scientific user communities for supporting their research projects in the field of infectious diseases in “peaceful times” as well as during outbreaks or epidemics.

This massive interdisciplinary project coordinated by ERINHA, is funded by the European Commission Horizon-Europe programme through the HERA incubator call and brings together all key European life-sciences research infrastructures and networks, as well as those in the social sciences. The Consortium brings together 154 partners under the umbrella of INSTRUCT, EUBIOIMAGING, EUOPENSCREEN, ECRIN, EATRIS, BBMRI, INFRAFRONTIER, EMBRC, ELIXIR, ERINHA, EVAg, VETBIONET, INFRAVEC, SONAR GLOBAL, TRANSVAC, MIRRI and EMERGEN.

INFRAFRONTIER offers a host of cutting-edge services via ISIDORe that are listed here.