During infectious disease emergencies such as COVID-19, APPRISE  coordinates effective research to inform Australia’s response.

Example response activities:

  • develop diagnostic tests for new and emerging infections
  • ensure appropriate diagnostic tests can be used in remote locations
  • begin clinical trials for new treatments and vaccines
  • facilitate effective sharing and analysis of research data, working closely with Australian and jurisdictional governments
  • collect and store samples from people affected by an infectious disease to understand clinical severity and treatment responses (biobanking)
  • clearly communicate research findings to our diverse stakeholders

From 2017 until 2022, APPRISE projects were funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council to prepare Australia for infectious disease emergencies