Establishing a Network of RSV Laboratories in Europe

PROMISE aims at strengthening and harmonising RSV testing and surveillance in Europe and to support the publication of the Fortnightly Electronic Bulletin. The project builds on the experience that was gained in RESCEU in collaboration with the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net) of ECDC.

The outputs of this task will promote and support harmonisation of RSV detection and characterisation methods. The harmonised data will be incorporated into the surveillance platform, and used to support the Fortnightly Electronic Bulletin. Support will also be provided for External Quality Assessments (EQA) of RSV diagnostics and characterisation techniques.

Our workplan spreads from Nov 22 to April 24: