The main objective of WG4 is to develop a joint research agenda with the purpose of developing novel and easy to use methodologies for the comparison of disease control programmes carried out in different regions and with different designs.
SOUND control will encourage research initiatives that combine inputs of different disease control programmes into an output-based framework that may be applied to a large number of non-regulated cattle diseases.
- Organize a brainstorming with scientists from multiple disciplines to discuss the requirements for the next steps to be taken in development of new methodologies.
- Plan and promote case studies and STSMs to combine knowledge leading to new initiatives for developing a framework for output-based comparison.
- Conducting at least three STSMs by early career investigators (ECIs) to combine knowledge on existing methods and stimulating the development of new ideas.
- Development of a joint research agenda.
Maria Guelbenzu and Luís Pedro Gomes do Carmo
Maria Serena Beato