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Data-driven control and prioritisation of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases

Objective

Farmers, veterinarians and other animal health managers in the livestock sector are currently missing information on prevalence and burden of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases. They are in need of adequate tools for risk assessment and for prioritisation of control measures for these diseases.

The DECIDE project will develop data-driven decision support tools, which present (i) robust and early signals of disease emergence and options for diagnostic confirmation; and (ii) options for controlling the disease along with their implications in terms of disease spread, economic burden and animal welfare.

DECIDE will focus on respiratory and gastro-intestinal syndromes in the three most important terrestrial livestock species (pigs, poultry, cattle) and on growth reduction and mortality in salmonids, the most important aquaculture species. For each of these, we will (i) identify the stakeholder needs; (ii) determine the burden of disease and costs of control measures; (iii) develop data sharing frameworks based on federated data access and federated learning; (iv) build multivariate and multi-level models for creating an early warning system. Together, all of this will form the decision support tools to be integrated in existing farm management systems wherever possible and to be evaluated in several pilot implementations in farms across Europe.

To achieve these ambitious goals, DECIDE has assembled a unique multidisciplinary consortium of experts in veterinary epidemiology and diagnostics, data science, mechanistic and predictive modelling, economics, animal welfare and social sciences. The consortium also includes several representatives of stakeholders with ample access to data, such as national animal health agencies, providers of veterinary services or farm equipment suppliers.

The results of DECIDE will lead to improved decisions on disease control to increase animal health and welfare and protect human health and the food chain in Europe and beyond.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 375 421,25

Participants (18)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 790 341,25
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 548 750
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 368 750
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 786 362,50
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 337 731,25
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 788 707,50
Address
Ulls Vaeg 2B
75189 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 604 912,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 024 851,25
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
0454 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 667 640
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 375
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANIMAL HEALTH IRELAND INITIATIVE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
4-5 The Archways, Carrick On Shanno
N41 NW27 Carrick On Shannon
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Arthur Rank Centre Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2LZ Kenilworth Warwickshire
Activity type
Other
GEZONDHEIDSDIENST VOOR DIEREN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Arnsbergstraat 7
7418EZ Deventer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUSVET EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 275 212,50
Address
46 Boulevard De La Croix Rousse
69001 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLW BIOLAB WETERYNARYJNE LABORATORIUM DIAGNOSTYCZNE SPOLKA CYWILNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Ul.grunwaldzka 62
14 100 Ostroda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LELY INDUSTRIES NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 258 750
Address
Cornelis Van Der Lelylaan 1
3147 PB Maassluis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 512 500
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)