ZonMW, JPIAMR & VALUE-Dx survey to set up overview resources and services

  08 July 2019

At least once, you must have had one of the following thoughts ………..

Does this data already exist?

I wish I could compare this resource to other resources!

What are possible collaborations? Which groups/consortia are collecting similar information to my group?

Could our data be linked to others to investigate entire new research questions?

So many databases. How do I know what kind of data are actually in this database or biobank? I wish there were good metadata available that describe that.

We are working on the solution!

ZonMw (the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) invites you, on behalf of JPIAMR and the recently started consortium VALUE-Dx, to take part in a survey on resources (collections of biological material and databases) that are relevant for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research. In parallel, we set out to collect information about services that are provided by research infrastructures and some biobanks.

Please follow this link to the survey: https://nl.surveymonkey.com/r/VS87GV8

& complete the survey before September 1st, 2019.

Why should you participate?

By participating in this survey, you are contributing to closing the current gap of information, and establishing a strong basis for AMR research. As the survey is initiated by a large network of active AMR researchers, participation may also open up opportunities for future collaboration, publications, and research funding. Also, you will get first-hand information from the report that will be constructed from this survey.

Aim and ambition of the survey          

The aim is to get an overview of existing resources and services that are relevant for AMR research. Our ambition is to improve their findability and reusability, and thereby their sustainability. The AMR research community will benefit from this initiative, as it will expand options for innovative research. The overview will become available for the entire AMR research community.

More information

In the online background information to the survey you can find out more about the partners who initiated this survey, and the way the information about the resources and services will be made available, findable, searchable and sustainable.

You are more than welcome to further distribute this message amongst your network.

We hope you will contribute to this initiative, thank you in advance!

Contact information

Margreet Bloemers & Lisa Scheefhals
ZonMw, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance

Further reading: Take the survey here!
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