The objective of CARE is to enhance collaboration between the public health, food and animal health sectors across the EU to increase joint preparedness in relation to bacterial zoonotic (especially foodborne) infections. The project will set standards to strengthen already existing systems for proficiency testing, reference material and quality/availability of demographic data. CARE. More specifically Forum is involved in WP3 :
Implement information system (software, databases) to record and query collections of biological materials held by OHEJP partners, for routine diagnostic needs and for research.
To ensure the long-term availability and sustainability of the reference material collection.
To develop an approach for making such collections more widely accessible, within defined limits.