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ERIM: Emergency support for primary care clinicians

ERIM: Supporting information materials to manage unusual biological incidents. Source: © adam121 / stock.adobe.comThe aim of the study is to devise supporting information materials, which provide primary care clinicians with specific and evidence-based advice regarding unusual biological incidents. They will serve as templates for new material to be developed in the future as required.



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.


Project Q-Co: Quarantine-Compliance

Compliance with quarantine rules is critical to successfully containing or preventing outbreaks. Source: © Gina Sanders - stock.adobe.comThe aim of the project is to identify barriers and facilitators for quarantine compliance and to derive evidence-based practical recommendations for the Public Health Service on the effective implementation of quarantine in the case of high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) such as Ebola and Lassa fever etc.


The German Biosecurity Programme

In 2013, the Federal Foreign Office launched the German Partnership Program for Excellence in Biological and Health Security in order to implement long‑term biosecurity projects in various countries under the auspices of the Global Partnership.



United Nations LogoOn behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) organised a comprehensive field exercise in Berlin, Germany, for the investigation of fictional alleged use of biological weapons, with a special focus on the Functional Subunits approach.