Every infectious disease emergency presents a new set of research questions for Australia.
We cannot know everything before an infectious disease emergency but we must prepare multiple capabilities and tools in advance. Preparing for emergencies ensures the best possible outcomes for the health of Australians.
Preparedness projects will include:
- protocols and ethics approvals to fast-track clinical trials of new treatments and/or vaccines
- protocols and ethics approvals to fast-track new diagnostic tests
- laboratory training and coordination to collect and store appropriate samples from individuals at risk of, or infected, with a new organism
- networks to accelerate coordination and data sharing with other researchers, clinicians, government and global partners
- a research workforce with the skills to provide information needed for an effective emergency response to infectious diseases.
- Influenza sero-surveillance at the animal-human interface: a feasibility study in high-risk groups
- Sampling, shipping and serology: a proof of concept study of influenza immunity
- Short PeRiod IncideNce sTudy of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SPRINT-SARI): research preparedness for pandemics
- Sentinel Travellers and Research Preparedness Platform for Emerging Infectious Disease (SETREP-ID)
- Improved detection and characterisation of flaviviruses and their antibodies in humans, animals and mosquitoes
- ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program
- Development and evaluation of a carbon dioxide-free system for mosquito-borne disease surveillance
- Specimen collection protocols to accompany FF100 enhanced data collection studies
- Evaluating video-reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and use of personal protective equipment in Australian hospitals
- Developing Australasia’s serological capability for viral haemorrhagic fevers
- Adaptation of the First Few Hundred protocol for infectious disease events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
- Privileging Aboriginal voices in infectious disease emergencies
- Human parechovirus 3 (HPeV3) recombinant strain diversity and severe disease association in Australian outbreaks
- To follow a rule? On frontline clinicians’ understandings and embodiments of hospital-acquired infection prevention and control rules
- Metagenomics detection and characterisation of viruses in faecal samples from Australian wild birds
- Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants
- Bending the pandemic curve: Improving decision-making with clinical research
- Plenary presentation: Pandemics cross borders: How to tackle them from a global perspective
- Stakeholder Consultation Report – Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies: NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence
- Webinar – Managing uncertainty in clinical trials: the role of adaptive trial designs
- Presentation – Opportunities for the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE) Centre for Research Excellence
- Short courses in infectious diseases, emergency response and related areas
- Postgraduate education and training related to infectious diseases
- Is Australia prepared for the next pandemic?
- Developing research priorities for Australia’s response to infectious disease emergencies