Influenza Virus Traceability Mechanism (IVTM)

The IVTM is an electronic, internet-based system that records the transfer and movement of PIP biological materials into, within and to parties outside the WHO GISRS. The purpose of the system is to allow users to see where PIP biological materials have been sent.

The IVTM increases the transparency of GISRS activities by allowing users to track the transfers of PIP biological materials. It also enables users to see the results of analyses and tests carried out with them.

Advisory Group

Next meeting
8 - 10 November 2017

PIP Framework Linkages

Information on WHO’s collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant international organizations can be found at the following link: This page also contains the Secretariat’s study: Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and Pathogen Sharing: Public Health Implications, which is available in all WHO official languages.

Contact information

PIP Framework Secretariat