VIPRD
Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases

VIPRD portal news:
16 August 2016 Helmholtz-hzi.de has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Our society gets older, people live longer. The price we pay: infectious diseases can easier overcome the immune system. Like all organs, the immune system does not function flawlessly in old age and for that reason also prophylactic tools like vaccinations do not work properly in the elderly.
16 August 2016 Helmholtz-alberta.org has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI) is an independent international research partnership that effectively amalgamates the scientific and technical expertise of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany) and the University of Alberta (Canada) to jointly develop solutions to key challenges in fields such as energy and the environment, ecosystem and resource informatics, and health.
16 August 2016 Univax-fp7.eu has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
UniVax will solve this restriction by generating multimeric, self-replicating, universal Flu RNA (RepRNA) vaccines delivered by synthetic, biocompatible, biodegradable carriers.
16 August 2016 Szu.cz has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The National Institute of Public Health  (NIPH) is  a health care establishment for basic preventive disciplines - hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and occupational medicine. Its main tasks are health promotion and protection, disease prevention and follow-up of  environmental impact on the health status of the population.
29 July 2016 SEARCH (Thailand) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
SEARCH is a partnership that began in 2005 with a goal of accomplishing mutual objectives in HIV/AIDS research and training in the South East Asia region among three partners: the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) and HIV-NAT in Bangkok, the Hawaii Center for AIDS of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa in Honolulu, and the Armed Forces Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok.
15 July 2016 Medical University of Warsaw (Poland) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Rates of first antiretroviral therapy (cART) modifications are high in most observational studies. The age-related differences in treatment duration and characteristics of first cART modifications remain underinvestigated. With increasing proportion of older patients in HIV population it is important to better understand age-related treatment effects.
15 July 2016 McGill University AIDS Centre (Canada) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Mark A. Wainberg   is a Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher and HIV/AIDS activist. He is the Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology at McGill University.
14 July 2016 NATIONAL AIDS RESEARCH INSTITUT (India) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Since HIV infection occurs mostly at a young age, in many cases till the time of detection, couples may not have borne children. If HIV test done during pregnancy is found to be positive, aborting the child is advised. These instances are mostly seen in villages and small cities due to low awareness about positive parenthood,” said Gangakhedkar.
14 July 2016 Department of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I (Cameroon) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
14 July 2016 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médical (France) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi has been strongly implicated in promoting integration between HIV/AIDS research and actions in resource limited countries, in particular through the Institute Pasteur International Network and the coordination of the ANRS research programs in Cambodia and Vietnam, according to her strong commitment in building capacity, training and technology transfers on sites in Africa and Asia.

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The Virtual Institute- a new online European platform to fight poverty related diseases

 
The EURIPRED consortium is a partnership of 17 leading organisations in the field of  poverty related diseases (PRD)  partially supported by the European Commission has developed  a new online  platform that strenghthens  efficient collaboration  among researchers working in the field of HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis. The platform has the following modalities:    

 

PRD BioBanks PRD BioBanks
The  virtual BioBank offers the  ability to easily share information on available blood samples  with the objective  to accelerate lifesaving discoveries on PRD. The researcher  may directly access  the virtual BioBank and enjoy the platform's  comprehensive information solutions (such as harmonised  search and retrieval of information of large volumes of data)  that foster  the collaboration and sharing that  are essential to  advance research.

Online training module
onlinetraining400x175.png The virtual institute training functionality is a flexible tool that enables the organization and  structuring of  any  eLearning modules. The user can upload  his/her content or use existing online content across various platforms (youtube, etc.) to build the  online training courses. The monitoring system installed in the training module allows the user to keep records on the most. 



Dissemination
knowlege transfer.jpgThe dissemination  module may contain documents that are made available to raise awareness among researchers, general public as well as the policy makers, industries and other stakeholders to promote the project vision and its achievements. As a living module, the content may be constantly updated reflecting the impact of the project's dissemination activities addressed to raise awareness and acceptance of scientific and public audiences and reaching the broadest possible audience to create an efficient  framework for knowledge transfer between research centers and industries.

Networking

networking2.jpgThe platform has a powerful professional networking module with about 30 different functionalities  enabling the user to join or form new networks and significantly strengthen collaboration within the project and with outside world. The  project’s partner  may invite an external user by forming an extranet network with a limited access to the project's activities for the external users. The virtual institute networking platform enables instant communication within and outside the project. The networking platform has two areas: the first one links the project with  external networks and projects and the second is the internal area that reinforces collaboration between the project’s partners via mapped out  activities. The internal networking area is a fully protected from the external threats place that enables the users to execute the project’s  tasks in much more efficient collaborative way.  



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