NHS National Services Scotland awarded funding in the Horizon 2020 I-MOVE-COVID-19 project

In January the European Commission launched an emergency funding action for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, funding the 18 new projects which involve 151 research teams from across the EU

NHS National Services Scotland, together with 18 other organisations from across Europe are participating in one of these, the I-MOVE-COVID-19 project, a Multidisciplinary European network for research, prevention and control of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The project, which will last two years is coordinated by the French organisation EPICONCEPT and builds upon the I-MOVE (Influenza – Monitoring Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe) projects.

Through protocol sharing and the  pooling of European results, questions will be answered which could not be efficiently answered by countries acting alone. The I-MOVE-COVID-19 project will share study results rapidly and widely and contribute to the clinical management of patients, public health preparedness and response to COVID-19.

The collaboration will obtain epidemiological and clinical information on patients with COVID-19 as well as virological information on SARS-CoV-2. This will be completed through, provision of a flexible surveillance platform, research studies and an evaluation of public health interventions (e.g. vaccination, antivirals) These will contribute to the knowledge base, guide patient management, and inform the public health response.

For more information on the project, including work packages and the scientific steering committee visit the I-MOVE-COVID-19 website and  the European Commission's Cordis results and platform.

You can find out more about the 18 funded projects in the European Commission factsheet

Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services