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January 2019

Comments Due: Code of Conduct for Timely Sharing of Pathogen Genetic Sequence Data During Outbreak

January 28
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A key concern in recent outbreaks has been variable timelines between the start of an outbreak and the public availability of the first and subsequent genetic sequences. The World Health Organization (WHO), upon consultation with many stakeholders and institutions working in the pathogen sequencing arena, is proposing elements of a code of conduct for genetic sequencing data sharing in infectious disease outbreaks. Through this code of conduct WHO seeks to enable rapid international sharing of sequence data, allowing public health…

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March 2019

Submit Feedback on NIAID’s Research Framework for Antibacterial Resistance

March 8

Submit Feedback on NIAID’s Research Framework for Antibacterial Resistance by March 8, 2019. NIAID is refining the five-year strategic framework for antibacterial resistance (AR) research and development, Antibacterial Resistance Program: Current Status and Future Directions pdf. Published in 2014, the framework identified the following priorities: Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance: New Directions for Drug Discovery Harnessing the Immune System to Combat Bacterial Infections Disarm, But Leave Unharmed: Exploring Anti-Virulence Strategies Synthetic Microbiota: An Ecobiological Approach Less Is Better: Diagnostics to Guide…

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Call for Reports: Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

March 8

Committee on Evidence - Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine s soliciting information to help inform the deliberations of a consensus study committee sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The committee has been charged with conducting a comprehensive review and grading of the evidence for select public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) practices. The committee’s report will provide recommendations on PHEPR practices that public health…

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May 2019

Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

May 3
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

Entries are being accepted for the Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research through 3 May 2019. Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian Government). For a team entry, the team leader must be either a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident, or c) a New Zealand citizen who was resident in Australia, at the time the research entered was undertaken. Sponsored by the Australian Infectious Diseases…

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RFI Deadline – Malaria Prophylactic Drug Tafenoquine

May 20
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The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) located at FT. Detrick, MD, has issued a solicitation outlining plans to conduct User Acceptance Testing for the malaria prophylactic drug (Tafenoquine) brand name Arakoda. The operational testing will look at the drug’s performance attributes and usability. The DoD is seeking sources, capability statements, and industry feedback for this requirement for one commercial lot of ~120,000 tablets (7,500 packages) of Tafenoquine brand name Arakoda immediately, with base Contract Line Item Number (CLIN)…

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June 2019

CDC RFI Deadline: Rapid Response to Outbreaks for Sample Collection

June 20
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

CDC is seeking information from companies and other organizations about their capability and capacity to deploy to the site of a domestic or international outbreak or public health emergency, obtain informed consent, collect specimens (blood, urine, swabs, etc.) from identified patients, and safely ship these specimens to CDC in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal and/or international laws, and regulations. Additionally, the agency is seeking to obtain information, needs, capabilities, constraints, capacities, and requirements of those vendors and…

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GHSA Supplemental Funding Opportunity Application Deadline – Ebola, Cholera Outbreak Response

June 26
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch may have funds available to support emergency activities in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, and/or global cholera outbreak response. In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) has coordinated the establishment of CDC’s Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT). This funding opportunity supports the implementation of programs and activities targeted at increasing the rapid…

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Estimated Release Date of Draft WHO Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012–2020

June 30
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

At its eleventh meeting in 2018, the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTD) recommended that WHO initiate a consultative process with the global NTD community to set new targets and milestones beyond 2020 to achieve the health-related 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Phase 1 feedback was collected, summarized and presented on 29-30 April 2019 at a STAG-NTD meeting. A second round of feedback from stakeholders will take place following the late June release of…

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July 2019

Proposals Due: RNCP-Wide Dosimetry Guidance and Monitoring of Sources and Irradiation Protocols

July 19
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Deadline to Submit - Health Security CBRNE Biodefense Opportunity

NIAID is soliciting proposals to assess the current state of radiation dosimetry within the Radiation Nuclear Countermeasures Program to develop a consistent means of comparison and reproducibility across institutes. Consider submitting an offer if you can provide services, facilities, expertise, and capabilities needed to develop a centralized dosimetry harmonization effort. Ideally, you will have preliminary data demonstrating consistent and accurate dosimetry exposures within a clearly defined radiation exposure system that is used for nonclinical radiation animal (and in vitro) studies…

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