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WP1 – Project management, communication and dissemination

WP1 will develop a joint consortium communication strategy and tools, and a data management plan.

WP2 – Network eco-system modelling

WP2 will deliver a comprehensive model of the lab network structure, a governance and sustainability plan, a stakeholder analysis and KPIs and scenario exercises.

WP3 – Enhancing European and global cooperation

WP3 will map the core network, the links with research consortia and other initiatives, and the extended international network of the individual partners and possible future initiatives.

WP4 – Pro-active identification of pathogens and variants

WP4 will develop a toolbox facilitating the broader surveillance, and prepositioned sampling protocols.

WP5 – Pro-active phenotypic characterization of high-risk animal and emerging pathogens

WP5 will develop new state-of-the-art in vitro and ex-vivo laboratory systems to study virus infections, and new assays to determine phenotypic traits.

WP6 – Continued improvement of countermeasures

WP6 will develop assays and run screening campaigns with 250,000 compounds to identify hits (Hits that block replication are interesting as tool compounds supporting mechanistic studies).

WP7 – Pathogen and outbreak tracking

WP7 will develop and provide a new database, and a new generation of analytical tools for pathogen and outbreak tracking.

WP8 – Forecasting and scenarios

WP8 will develop new mathematical models and a comprehensive analytical framework supporting risk assessments.

WP9 – Validation and deployment of novel diagnostics, genomics and analytical workflows

WP9 will facilitate the rapid roll out of essential assays in case of new discoveries through WP4 or from outside of the consortium.

WP10 – Training and capacity building

WP10 will deliver three Project Schools, webinars and comprehensive training materials.

WP11 – Response to Emergencies

WP11 will develop a protocol for a coordinated response to emergencies.