Two Weeks in the World

Two Weeks in the World (TWIW) is a research project aiming to provide a snapshot description of the burden of bacterial pathogens across the globe.

TWIW is a research project aiming to provide a snapshot description of the burden of bacterial pathogens across the globe. We wish to identify which bacterial pathogens are causing disease in different places, and we wish to analyse their antimicrobial resistance genes and their virulence profiles.

Through our ongoing research with global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance through collection of sewage, we have become aware of the need for accessible, evidence-based data regarding bacterial pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance profiles, causing disease in different places around the world. We have become aware that the obstacles to producing such data, as well as accessing the databases that do exist, are many.

We therefore set out to produce such a database, in collaboration with partners world-wide, through mutually beneficial collaboration agreements regarding ownership of data, publications and output from the research. In that sense, TWIW is also a proof of concept, that by co-creating the necessary framework, we can collectively gain vital evidence-based insight regarding global pathogens, as a global research community.

If you are interested in joining as a partner for TWIW, you can register on the Survey Monkey Sign Up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8FWZG6S.

If you are already a Participant, please go to our Participant Page for useful guidance and documents.

Contact

Sidsel Nag
Postdoc
National Food Institute
https://www.globalsurveillance.eu/projects/global-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance/two-weeks-in-the-world
25 OCTOBER 2021