Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases


VIPRD portal news:
4 July 2016 Zvitambo (Zimbabwe) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Zvitambo is a non-profit organization working to improve infant and maternal health in Zimbabwe, and to disseminate our findings to improve health globally. We conduct research and provide technical support and education to reduce the burden of malnutrition and infectious diseases.
1 July 2016 FIOCRUZ (Brazil) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Created in 1900 as a pioneering initiative in the Brazil, the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC / Fiocruz) in its 115 years of existence has diversified its activities and now represents a  research center that generates knowledge, products and services in the biomedical field to meet the health needs of Brazilian population.
28 June 2016 MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS (Uganda) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.
28 June 2016 Institute of epidemiology named after Gromashevsky (Ukraine) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Today our Institute is a leading scientific institution in Ukraine in the field of epidemiology and viral diseases.
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is the largest public health research institution in Tanzania. It was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 23 of 1979 as a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Health.
27 June 2016 Harvard (USA - Botswana) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Max Essex is Chair of the Harvard AIDS Initiative (HAI), the Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, and Chair of the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP).
27 June 2016 University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The University of KwathZulu-Natal is a multi-campus, residential, teaching and research-led university located in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal. The University has a proud and rich heritage of academic excellence.
27 June 2016 Milano-Bicocca (Italy) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The University of Milano-Bicocca was founded as autonomous organization on June, 10th 1998. In the Times Higher Education rankings 2015 dedicated to the best hundred universities with less than 50 years, the University was ranked 24th in the world, 1st in Italy.
27 June 2016 University of San Paulo (Brazil) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s. On our site, you can find information about our structure, ways of entrance and services offered to the foreign community.
24 June 2016 Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS (Russia) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
The main objective of the Centre is to improve the system of epidemiological surveillance of HIV infection and the development of prevention measures including methods of clinical and laboratory diagnostics and treatment.

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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. 

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.


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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