EPI NET - The Epidemiology Network - Sub project of COMBACTE MAGNET

Starting date
January 1, 2015
Duration (months)
Diagnostics and Public Health
Managers or local contacts
Tacconelli Evelina

The Epidemiology Network: Providing barrier-free, timely access to data on emergence and spread of
antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals and healthcare-associated infections (HAI).


The network

Established in 2015 under the COMBACTE-MAGNET consortium of the New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) programme, the epidemiology network (EPI-Net) is an unprecedented collaboration of experts in epidemiology and surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). EPI-Net engages representatives from major European Union financed projects and industry towards its objectives:
  • Optimize surveillance of a resistance and healthcare associated infections
  • Develop a consensus programme to contribute to the homogenization of the approach on current and future epidemiologic surveillance strategies in Europe
  • Inform Public Health Action
  • Support and guide R&D for new, effective antibiotics against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The approaches of the network are rooted in research activities to create the evidence base necessary to drive the changes. Download an informative presentation on the network here. An integral activity is collection and analysis of epidemiology data from varied sources (external and internal stakeholders) as well as conduction of epidemiological studies.


Commissione Europea
Funds: assigned and managed by an external body
Syllabus: EUROPA - Progetti Europei

Project participants


Research facilities