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European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents

Objective

In the context of the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases involving highly pathogenic microorganisms, European countries have to be well-prepared to face such threats. However, the Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) capacity in Europe is not sufficient enough to cover the efficient development of diagnosis, prophylactic and therapeutics means against these pathogens. Moreover, there is no global coordination of activities and harmonization of practice in this field. Therefore, the ERINHA project proposes the creation of a top world-class BSL4 research infrastructure that will address the actual European capacity sparseness. The project plans to conduct five main actions which are: (i) Building additional BSL4 areas in several existing BSL4 laboratories, (ii) Building BSL4 laboratories in strategically selected EU countries that are lacking one, (iii) Building a support infrastructure around BSL4 laboratories mainly dedicated to host scientific visitors and staff, (iv) Setting-up the user access to the ERINHA infrastructure, (v) Establishing coordination capacities for efficient dispatching and control of all activities. For 46 months, the ERINHA Preparatory Phase will focus on (i) Identifying relevant sites in Europe for new BSL4 constructions or major upgrades, (ii) Getting political and financial commitments from National, European or International concerned entities to support construction, (iii) Establishing a secured and validated financial plan for construction, (iv) Defining and implementing an appropriate governance and legal framework, (v) Harmonising and disseminating common procedures related to L4 biological resources, biosafety and biosecurity management, (iv) Defining and implementing joint training programs to operate in BSL4 facilities, (vii) Identifying the ERINHA’s users and establishing rules for access. These achievements will allow the ERINHA project to reach the legal, financial and technical maturity to proceed to the construction phase.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra-PP - Construction of New Research Infrastructures - Preparatory Phase

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 749 993
Administrative Contact
Hiba Vergnaud (Ms.)

Participants (24)

SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
17182 Solna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ali Mirazimi (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 300 089
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Krivan (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 167 707
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Zatloukal (Prof.)
PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 276
Address
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jef Van Lint (Mr.)
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Artillerivej 5
2300 Kobenhavn S
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 526
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorena Retana Calderón (Ms.)
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 732
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Veldman (Dr.)
BERNHARD-NOCHT-INSTITUT FUER TROPENMEDIZIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 726
Address
Bernhard Nocht Strasse 74
20359 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Crohn Susanne (Ms.)
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 343
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Arnold (Ms.)
HELLENIC PASTEUR INSTITUTE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 61 026
Address
Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 127
11521 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evgenia Konstantaki (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LE MALATTIE INFETTIVE LAZZARO SPALLANZANI-ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERE SCIENTIFICO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 299
Address
Via Portuense, 292
00149 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorena Fiorentini (Ms.)
FUNDATIA DR. VICTOR BABES

Participation ended

Romania
Address
Soseaua Mihai Bravu 281 Sector 3
030303 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iuliana Luminita Apostol (Dr.)
SPITALUL CLINIC DR VICTOR BABES BUCURESTI - SVB
Romania
EU contribution
€ 100 227
Address
Soseaua Mihai Bravu 281 - Sector 3
030303 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Nica (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 34 026
Address
Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Mitrová (Dr.)
FOLKHALSOMYNDIGHETEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 127 726
Address
Nobels Vag 18
171 82 Solna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anette Bäck (Mrs.)
Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 673,89
Address
Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda Semper (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SAUDE DR. RICARDO JORGE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 34 701
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1600 560 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabel Carvalho-Oliveira (Ms.)
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 75 201
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Beytepe Kampusu Rektorluk Binasi
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Durdal Us (Dr.)
MARMARA UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Turkey
Address
Goztepe Kampusu Kuyubasi
81040 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Filiz Onat (Prof.)
INSERM TRANSFERT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 310 000
Address
Rue Watt 7
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florence Chung (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 190
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Cabo López (Mr.)
ORSZAGOS EPIDEMIOLOGIAI KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 16 617
Address
Albert Florian Utca 2-6
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Visontai Ildiko (Dr.)
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 25 552
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Head (Dr.)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 432 369,11
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda Semper (Dr.)