The European Commission announced a plan of measures to fight the new SARS-CoV-2 variants, the HERA Incubator: Anticipating together the threat of COVID-19 variants. The HERA Incubator plan includes a total of €120 Million for R&I projects in the following areas:
It foresees to further fund the development of infrastructure for open data sharing and infrastructure services for rapid response to epidemics, especially for detection and assessment of variants.
It will also provide further support for the development of large scale, international/worldwide COVID-19 cohorts, and the conduct of vaccine and therapeutic trials, as well as observational studies, to further inform public health policy and clinical management.
These are emergency calls expected to open by the end of march / beginning of April. For more information please contact your Health NCPs from the PERIN network.