The Global Virome Project is a global cooperative scientific initiative to massively lower risk of harm from future viral outbreaks over 10 years.
GVP at TEDMED
GVP paper published in Science
"Outbreaks of novel and deadly viruses highlight global vulnerability to emerging diseases, with many having massive health and economic impacts...Our ability to mitigate disease emergence is undermined by our poor understanding of the diversity and ecology of viral threats, and of the drivers of their emergence. We describe a Global Virome Project (GVP) aimed to launch in 2018 that will help identify the bulk of this viralthreat and provide timely data for public health interventions against future pandemics."
Full paper available here.