GVN Mission

 A World Better Prepared to Control and Prevent Viral Epidemic Threats, Through the Collaboration of a Global Network of Expert Virus Laboratories.

The GVN mission is to strengthen medical research and response to current viral causes of human disease and to prepare for new viral pandemic threats.

GVN meets its mission in three ways:

Support for cutting edge research

GVN supports its scientists through small grants that allow new lines of research to move forward. To ensure that medical virologists are in place to address future, yet unimagined viral challenges, GVN provides training fellowships for tomorrow’s leaders. GVN scientists share ideas and information to avoid duplicative research. And, in outbreak situations, GVN experts stand ready to provide critical insights that will be integral for containment and prevention measures.

Public education

GVN provides authoritative science-driven information to the public and policymakers about viruses and vaccines through a spectrum of outreach initiatives and digital forums.


GVN works with governments and research funding agencies worldwide to ensure that budgets for research and training are increased to meet the critical demands of today.