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Antiviral Res. 2018 Oct;158:127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2018.07.017. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

The European Virus Archive goes global: A growing resource for research.

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1
Unite des Virus Emergents (UVE: Aix Marseille Univ, IRD 190, INSERM 1207, IHU Méditerranée Infection), Marseille, France. Electronic address: jean-louis.romette@univ-amu.fr.
2
Unite des Virus Emergents (UVE: Aix Marseille Univ, IRD 190, INSERM 1207, IHU Méditerranée Infection), Marseille, France.
3
Architectures et Fonctions, des Macromolécules, Biologiques, Marseille, France.
4
Animal and Plant Health Agency, Weybridge, United Kingdom.
5
Department of Health-Special Pathogens Laboratory, Porton Down, United Kingdom.
6
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Institute of Virology, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
7
Department of Virology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.
8
Biomedical Research Center, Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.
9
Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of Bales, Switzerland.
10
Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Lubljana, Slovenia.
11
UOC, Istituto Nazionale Malattie Infettive Roma, Italy.
12
Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany.
13
ERASMUS Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
14
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
15
Laboratoire Merieux, INSERM, Lyon, France.
16
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
17
Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany.
18
The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, United Kingdom.
19
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Praetoria, South Africa.
20
National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.
21
Research Institute of Influenza, St. Petersburg, Russia.
22
Mechnikov Scientific Research Institute for Vaccines and Sera, Moscow, Russia.
23
Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China.
24
Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Australia Disease, Johannesburg, South Africa.
25
Folkhalsomyndigheten, Stockholm, Sweden.
26
Fondation Mérieux, réseau GABRIEL, Lyon, France.

Abstract

The European Virus Archive (EVA) was created in 2008 with funding from the FP7-EU Infrastructure Programme, in response to the need for a coordinated and readily accessible collection of viruses that could be made available to academia, public health organisations and industry. Within three years, it developed from a consortium of nine European laboratories to encompass associated partners in Africa, Russia, China, Turkey, Germany and Italy. In 2014, the H2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme (INFRAS projects) provided support for the transformation of the EVA from a European to a global organization (EVAg). The EVAg now operates as a non-profit consortium, with 26 partners and 20 associated partners from 21 EU and non-EU countries. In this paper, we outline the structure, management and goals of the EVAg, to bring to the attention of researchers the wealth of products it can provide and to illustrate how end-users can gain access to these resources. Organisations or individuals who would like to be considered as contributors are invited to contact the EVAg coordinator, Jean-Louis Romette, at jean-louis.romette@univmed.fr.

KEYWORDS:

EU infrastructure; Virus archive; Virus collection

PMID:
30059721
DOI:
10.1016/j.antiviral.2018.07.017
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