This is a call for submission of full proposals addressing the reduction of the antibiotic resistance burden. Reuse of existing data, improvement of the quality and sustainability of this data, implementation and impact and implementation failure are part of this call. This call is on invitation only.


Research within the following research areas is eligible for funding in this round:

  1. Studies on the prevention of the acquisition and / or transmission of antibacterial resistant bacteria, or ABR genes in different environments according to One Health e.g., patients, hospitals, farms, nature, etc.
  2. Studies that support appropriate (use of) diagnostics.
  3. Studies that support new or improved applications for antibiotics and alternatives to antibiotics.
  4. Studies on optimising dosage and prudent use of antibiotics.

Onderdeel van programma

Antibiotic Resistance (ABR)

Geplaatst op

11 december 2019


11 februari 2020,
14.00 uur

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‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’ (pdf) 819 KB


Results of research within this call should aim to have considerable impact on lowering the burden of antibiotic resistance. Where applicable, it is mandatory to reserve time and budget for the following:
a) Improving the level of FAIRness of your existing database by complying with the FAIR principles;
b) Mapping the dataset into internationally accepted standards, such as SNOMED CT, LOINC and/or the G-standard, including the items for AMR as specified in the ‘Nederlandse labcodeset’.
c) Applying the ‘Biobanking data dictionary for bacteria’ of the Swiss Biobanking Platform to your biological samples, as far as possible.

Eligible candidates

Applicants who have received a positive advice to develop a full proposal in the first phase of this third call of the programme ‘Antibiotic Resistance’ can submit a full proposal. A link to ProjectNet is provided in the invitation letter.

Applicants that received negative advice and decide to submit a full proposal against this advice, must notify ZonMw in advance. This can be done by sending an email to stating “Application request ABR Round 3”. Deadline for this request is 18 December 2019.

Purpose of call

The main goal of this call is to get a better grip on tackling the ABR burden.

In this call we will focus on reuse of existing data(bases). Reusing databases and collections and improving their Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (data FAIRness) will contribute to the sustainability of valuable resources. We also seek development or improvement of existing implementation strategies to lower the ABR burden. And we seek projects that make thorough analysis into the failure of implementation, provide answers to complex questions and evidence-based insights into determinants for implementation success.  Behavioural aspects are a vital element for this success.

Sums available

The total sum available in this third and final round of the programme Antibiotic Resistance is 1,9 million euro.

A maximum of 250.000 euro per project is available. Projects are bound to start in 2020 and should last for a maximum of 3 years for the more complex studies. We also encourage shorter and smaller projects.

Submit application

Upon invitation, you may submit your application via ProjectNet until 11 February 2020, 14:00 hours CET.

Download all information

The call text can be downloaded as a pdf and contains all detailed information about this call.

‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’ (pdf) 819 KB


Please contact us with any questions that are not covered in the FAQs. For general queries, please contact Linda van Gaalen or Yara ten Pas. If you have any technical questions about ProjectNet please contact the service desk.

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Linda van Gaalen

Sr. Programme Manager Antibiotic Resistance

+31 70 349 51 57
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Yara ten Pas

Programme officer

+31 70 349 54 35
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