MEDINA Scientific Director Olga Genilloud is a founding participant in this new network which is one of eight networks awarded funding within the JPIAMR 2018 call for transnational networks “Building the Foundation of the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute”. Each funded network will establish expertise clusters to identify research community needs and develop ideas to establish the foundation for the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI). The IRAADD network includes internationally renowned groups with excellence in AMR research focusing on early stages of antibiotic discovery and development. This expert team will include natural products researchers, medicinal chemists and target-based drug designers, medical microbiologists, as well advisory partners from global alliances focusing on antibiotic development (DNDi/GARDP, IMI-ENABLE). The network wants to set up a cooperative platform to exchange scientific research data, translational knowledge and expert advice to support the strategic development of new and advanced projects from collaborative scientific research in the early stages of antibiotics discovery and development.