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WG4 – Addressing the knowledge gaps


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.


John Berezowski

Maria Guelbenzu


Polychronis Kostoulas
Elsa Duarte
Ann Lindberg
Maria Guelbenzu
Beate Pinior
John Berezowski
László Ózsvári

Blagica Sekovska
Igor Djadsjovski
Malin Jonsson
Jaroslaw Kaba
Katarzyna Dudek
Ivana Davidov
Ebba Schwan

Nils Fall
Stefan Vilcek
Matjaž Ocepek
Jožica Ježek
Xhelil Koleci
Carola Sauter-Louis
Jasmeet Kaler

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