International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD): Pre-Announcement of a co-funded Call

The International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 building on the achievements of the ERA-NET EMIDA (Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Animals) and the ERA-NET ANIHWA (Animal Health and Welfare). Its aims to:
• support cross-cutting research to improve animal health and welfare, with associated benefits towards public health, the environment and economy.
• connect research partners with different but complementary scientific and technological expertise to maximise resources and share risks, costs and skills.
The partnership between industrial and academic researchers will improve and accelerate the development of technological solutions for the benefit of animal health and welfare.

Research and innovation jointly funded by the European Commission (EC) and the ICRAD partners will seek concerted approaches towards developing new and improved instruments to address and control infectious diseases, particularly regarding detection, intervention and prevention strategies.
ICRAD has announced the upcoming call for joint transnational research projects on animal health. The Joint Call, with an indicative budget of approximately 23.7M€, brings together 23 funding organizations from 19 countries. The co-funded call covers the major groups of infectious diseases of animals (including fishes and bees), and infections by viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens, prions, and multifactorial diseases, with particular emphasis on ASF and animal influenza. Pre-proposal should be submitted by 31 March 2020.