CoVetLab Activities

Response to outbreaks of notifiable disease

To respond effectively to national and pan-european outbreaks of notifiable disease, CoVetLab partners need to be fully prepared. Disease and testing networks have been formed to facilitate and enhance our laboratory responses and to overcome common problems of sampling, testing, advice and consultation, during outbreaks.

Expertise and ‘state-of-the-art’ diagnostics and research

The partners enhance their scientific capabilities by sharing development costs for new tests and knowledge of diagnostic skills by:

  • Joint scientific activities for maintaining awareness and current knowledge in specialist areas
  • Scientific meetings to discuss research plans
  • Workshops to investigate and resolve problems of common interest
  • Short-term placements across the member laboratories
  • Sharing intelligence
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with other Institutes
  • Develop joint proposals for research funding.

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