VALIDATE is an international network of researchers developing vaccines against globally significant diseases caused by complex intracellular pathogens. We focus on three pathogen groups that cause substantial mortality and morbidity across the globe, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs): mycobacteria (causing tuberculosis (TB), leprosy and other diseases), the leishmanias (causing leishmaniasis), and Burkholderia pseudomallei (causing melioidosis). By working together, we will advance research more quickly and effectively.
VALIDATE’s vision is to accelerate vaccine R&D for our focus pathogens by creating an engaged and interactive community of researchers who form new cross-pathogen, cross-continent, cross-species and cross-discipline collaborations, generating new ideas, taking advantage of synergies and quickly disseminating lessons learned across the Network. We provide pump-priming grants for ground-breaking projects by members.
We also aim to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) and career progression among our members, particularly Early Career and LMIC Researchers, by providing funding, training, a mentoring scheme, events, and other activities, as well as this central hub website highlighting job and training opportunities worldwide.
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