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Further International Research Projects and Cooperations

Apart from the Global Health Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Health, the German Biosecurity Programme and the European Medical Corps, the Robert Koch Institute is involved in many other international research projects and cooperations, such as:

EMIS – The European MSM Internet survey

Logo mit dunklen Händen auf blauem HintergrundThe European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) is a multi-country, multi-language, anonymous online survey for gay, bisexual, and other men as well as trans people who have sex with men (MSM). EMIS is a joint project of academic, governmental and community partners across Europe to provide information on sexual health interventions for MSM.


EMLab – European Mobile Laboratory Project

Logo EMLabThe European Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) is a special lab for highly-pathogenic viruses that can be erected and operated quickly in outbreak areas. The necessary deployment and logistics are coordinated by the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. Several European institutes are involved in the project, including the Robert Koch Institute.


EVAg – European Virus Archive goes global

Logo EVAgEVAg is a non profit organisation that mobilises a global network with expertise in virology to collect, amplify, characterize, standardize, authenticate, distribute and track viruses and derived products.


EVD-Lab Net – Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network

Logo EVD-Lab NetEVD-LabNet creates and maintains a (pro)-active and flexible network of European expert laboratories that are involved in patient diagnostics, and that support Public Health activities in liaison with research activities of (re)emerging viral diseases. The network continues the earlier collaboration "ENIVD".


GBD – Global Burden of Disease Studie

The framework of GBD was jointly developed by the WHO, the World Bank and the Harvard School of Public Health in the early 1990s with the aim to permit a first comprehensive and comparable evaluation of population health for all countries of the world. The possibility to compare disease burden over time and between countries provides valuable insights into intervention successes, failures as well as unfinished agendas and can also highlight emerging health threats.


NoDARS – Northern Dimension Antibiotic Resistance Study

The NoDARS project is designed to provide health-care professionals, authorities and policy makers with comparable data that accurately reflect antibiotic resistance levels and the penetration of antibiotic resistance in the healthy population. The project aims to investigate the levels of specified antimicrobial resistance at the selected locations in Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Russia in several separate work packages.


COMPARE – Collaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-) emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe (completed)

Logo COMPARECOMPARE is a large EU project with the intention to speed up the detection of and response to disease outbreaks among humans and animals world­wide through the use of new genome tech­nology.


EHIS – European Health Interview Survey (completed)

The European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) aims at measuring on a harmonised basis and with a high degree of comparability among Member States the health status (including disability), health determinants (including environment) and use and limitations in access to health care services of the EU citizens.


EMERGE – Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level (completed)

EMERGE Logo. Source: © RKIEMERGE is an EU funded Joint Action (JA), CHAFEA n° 677 066, coordinated by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), Germany, and carried out in close cooperation with 35 Associated Partners and 3 Collaborating Partners from 25 European countries. This Joint Action started in June 2015 and was running for 36 months.


EuroBioTox (completed)

Logo of the EuroBioTox projectThe EU project EuroBioTox (European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins) will develop and validate improved analytical tools, reagents and standard operating procedures based on realistic incident scenarios involving biological toxins. The project is coordinated by RKI.


ESTICOM – European Surveys and Trainings to Improve MSM Community Health (completed)

Logo of the project ESTICOMThe project combines three objectives: a European online survey among men who have sex with men (MSM; EMIS 2017); an online survey about practices, knowledge, attitudes and training needs of community health workers (CHW) who provide counselling, testing, and psychosocial care and support for MSM in EU countries (ECHOES); development and pilot testing of a training programme for MSM-focused community health workers intended to be adaptable for all EU countries.


PHIRI – Population Health Information Research Infrastructure (completed)

Logo of PHIRIPHIRI is a roll-out of the research infrastructure on population health information to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for research on health and well-being of populations as impacted by COVID-19. PHIRI will allow for better coordinated European efforts across national and European stakeholders to generate the best COVID-19 population health knowledge.