The Global Virome Project will:

  • Identify 99% of unknown viruses that could jump from wildlife and livestock hosts to people
  • Determine the geographic and host range of detected viruses
  • Classify the risk of spillover and epidemic potential using virologic, behavioral, epidemiologic and ecologic data on detected viruses and their hosts
  • Create a global surveillance network through local and global capacity enhancements
  • Develop an open-access database and biobank
  • Identify intervention targets, mitigation options and markers for transmission
  • Provide insights into virus biology and ecology, as well as conservation benefits