Membership of the BactiVac Network provides a platform for scientists, clinicians and companies from around the world to come together, sharing their skills and knowledge to generate new vaccines that will save lives from bacterial infections.
The BactiVac Network seeks to accelerate the development and implementation of vaccines to bacterial infections through facilitating end-to-end LMIC human and animal bacterial vaccine development. It focuses on the transition of promising vaccines from preclinical studies to clinical trials, where many promising candidates flounder. Bringing together diverse parties with expertise in complementary aspects of bacterial vaccinology and a strong emphasis on LMIC and industry involvement, the Network helps to galvanise the community, foster new partnerships and disseminate key relevant information. This is supported by our:
- Website and newsletters to provide an outward-facing presence to provide network members with further details about opportunities available through the Network, inform the public of our activities and provide general interest update and serve as an advocacy portal for bacterial vaccines
- Members’ Directory to encourage cross-collaboration between academic and industrial partners in developed and developing nations and to provide access to potential collaborators from multiple disciplines
- Catalyst project and training funding to support innovative bacterial vaccine R&D pump-priming pilot studies partnerships, and facilitate training opportunities to learn the skills needed to grow the research and industrial base in vaccinology with an emphasis on transferring vaccinology skills to LMICs
- Annual meetings to provide a forum for members to build connections, exchange ideas, hear presentations from knowledge-gap analyses, pump-primed projects and training activities funded from our catalyst fund
The BactiVac Network has over 800 members from across 69 countries; view BactiVac Network members.
The key benefits of becoming a member include:
- Access to our catalyst funding to pump prime projects and facilitate training visits
- Invitation to our member-only annual meetings to share lessons learned, exchange practical information and network with fellow members. Registration costs will be subsidised by the Network to encourage members to attend.
BactiVac will only succeed if it serves its members and the community. Join the Network by completing our short and simple online membership application form.
Decisions on applications will be communicated within two weeks of receipt.
Alternatively, if you would like to receive updates related to the BactiVac Network via our newsletter, want to be notified when we are open for applications for catalyst funding calls (projects and training visits) or open for registration to attend future network meetings (including applying for LMIC travel bursaries), please complete our expression of interest form.