IRS can be seen as a network consisting of nearly 300 researchers in over 50 research units, each with its own research leader. The research units are anchored at 12 hospitals in the Region Zealand, Region of Southern Denmark, and Capital Region of Denmark.
- Collaboration with the SYDBAK consortium to utilize shared laboratory and clinical data from the Region of Southern Denmark using a "big data" approach.
- Collaboration with other Clinical Microbiology Departments in the "One Day in Denmark" initiative, which compares the use of whole-genome sequencing versus conventional methods for diagnosing infections and interpreting antimicrobial resistance determination.
- Collaboration with the Clinical Biochemical Department on sequencing samples from patients with dysfibrinogenemia.
- Collaboration with pharmacologists on sequencing and tailored treatment of kidney transplant recipients.
- Collaboration with the Family Medicine Department on oxygen supplementation for COPD patients.
- Collaboration with lung departments at SVS and other hospitals in Denmark on the treatment of P.aeruginosa in non-CF patients.
- Collaboration with SSI and other Clinical Microbiology Departments on SARS-CoV2 sequencing and surveillance.
- Collaboration with the UK Healthcare Infection Society, which develops guidelines for the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections.
- Collaboration with OUH, AUH, and SLB on whole-genome sequencing of Fusobacterium spp.
- Collaboration with the State Serum Institute (SSI) and other Clinical Microbiology Departments on the epidemiology of fungemia in Denmark.