EVI has been entrusted by leading funders of global health R&D to coordinate major projects related to vaccine R&D that provide critical data for decision making on choice of formulation, route of administration, vaccination dosages and schedule. EVI’s coordination activities involve building and strengthening of global research partnerships involving stakeholders from all relevant sectors to drive the long-term cooperation between vaccine R&D programmes with shared objectives; the integration between researchers and facilitate cross-disciplinary fertilisation, enabling the sharing of knowledge and technology across fields and between academia and industry; and providing expertise in vaccine development and project management.