Hands of a person affected by leprosy

Leprosy Research Initiative

The Lep­rosy Research Ini­tia­tive (LRI) is a com­bined ven­ture of ILEP members and closely associated partners that helps leprosy research and mechanisms to access external funding. Since its start in 2014, LRI supported over 40 different projects, including more than 25 current projects.

Our research partners


Infolep provides scientists, professionals, and others working in the field of leprosy with a unique collection of information resources on leprosy. The portal offers access to over 28,500 publications and is used by more than 20,000 people across 185 countries.


InfoNTD is the information platform on cross-​cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases, including leprosy. Scientists, professionals, and others working in the field of NTDs enjoy access to a free document delivery service, literature searches, and training materials, amongst others.

Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs 

Erasmus Medical Centre

Leiden University Medical Centre

VU University Athena Institute

Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia