About working groups

Working groups bring SEDRIC members together, from a wide range of expertise, to research specific topic areas selected by the board. Once established a working groups goal to deliver its findings within 6-8 months.

Working groups develop recommendations to advance specific global issues around surveillance and epidemiology of resistant infections.

SEDRIC currently has one working group which are taking a closer look at how surveillance data are collected in LMICs.

We are currently scoping for a second working group which will focus on data standards and harmonisation.

Current working groups

SEDRIC AMR & Data Working Group

This working group will define and prioritise AMR surveillance goals in LMICs with a more patient centred approach. They will explore how data capture, harmonisation, transfer, visualisation and use could be improved to achieve AMR surveillance goals through innovation in technology. Underpinning this, data-sharing will be fundamental in accelerating AMR surveillance efforts.


1. To identify gaps in the current approach to global antimicrobial resistance surveillance, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and propose solutions to address them, linking data to actions.

2. To improve the tracking, sharing and use of information.


  • 1 September- October 2018 Invite WG members, EA to draft priority-setting approach.
  • 2 November 2018 Agree objectives and workplan, plan Data Consultation Meeting/ priority-setting workshop.
  • 3 October-November 2019 Finalise reports. End of WG.

Scope of work

Define the priorities for AMR surveillance and in LMICs and review of current technology used in AMR surveillance. Identify the current gaps in surveillance and barriers to implementing AMR surveillance goals.


Specific outputs will be published later in the year

Who and how can participate

The working group members have already been selected and the project is coming to a close


  • Dr Elizabeth Ashley (group lead) Working Group Lead Director, Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Research Unit Clinical Research
  • Dr Francesca Chiara SEDRIC Secretariat Science Officer, Drug-resistant Infections Priority Programme, Wellcome
  • Professor Nicholas Feasey Deputy Chair of SEDRIC Board Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • Professor Walter Jaoko Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi
  • Dr Japheth Opintan Department of Medical Microbiology; University of Ghana
  • Professor Sharon Peacock Chair of SEDRIC Board Director of National Infection Service, Public Health England
  • Professor Priscilla Rupali Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Professor Paul Turner Director, Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit

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