Duration: 2020 - ongoing
Influenza – Monitoring Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe on COVID. A project by the COVID-19-consortium in the I-MOVE network.
Duration: 2020 - ongoing
In working together in the I-MOVE-COVID-19 consortium, established in 2020, many partners of the I-MOVE network (existing since 2007) obtain epidemiological, clinical and virological information on COVID-19 and patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a high quality, efficient and rapid way.
In obtaining this information on COVID-19 and patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the I-MOVE-COVID-19 consortium aims to contribute to knowledge about COVID-19, to better patient care and to protect public health. To this end, the existing, long-term, European influenza surveillance network (I-MOVE) is adapted and expanded with COVID-19. I-MOVE includes networks within primary care, hospitals and national reference laboratories in ten countries.
The consortium makes use of a flexible surveillance platform (adaptable to the epidemiological situation), of research and of hypothesis testing and evaluation of public health interventions (for example vaccination or antivirals). The prioritization of activities and research projects within I-MOVE-COVID-19 are selected from a detailed list in the proposal, based on input from ECDC and WHO. These activities are realised by mobilizing an existing large European multidisciplinary network, by combining the expertise and resources of groups working in the field of surveillance (epidemiological, clinical, virological) research on respiratory diseases and by the evaluation of vaccines / treatments.
By sharing and pooling European results according to an established protocol, questions will be answered that otherwise cannot be efficiently answered by individual countries. I-MOVE-COVID-19 will quickly and widely share the study results with national and international partners and with science. On doing so the consortium makes a contribution to patient care and to the prevention and control of COVID-19.
This project is a collaboration between Nivel, Epiconcept (Paris) and several European partners.
Nivel project team
Participating Nivel researchers are:
- Joke Korevaar PhD, coordinator Nivel research programme General Practice
- Mariëtte Hooiveld PhD, senior researcher Nivel
This project is subsidized by the European Commission (Horizon 2020).
For more information on this project, please feel free to get in touch with a Nivel contact. On the right you'll find these Nivel contacts, together with the (future) Nivel deliverables (publications) and other relevant content. You can also visit the international project website I-MOVE-COVID-19.eu.
For more information about Nivel as a partner in healthcare services research, please feel free to contact our progamme manager international projects Inge van Houdt PhD.
We are looking forward tot get in touch with you.