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Global initiative on gene-environment interaction on diabetes/obesity risk

Objective

The overall goal of InterConnect is to establish a global network that will facilitate the co-ordination of population research on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the aetiology of obesity and diabetes. We aim to establish mechanisms for identification and classification of studies and the data that they hold and create a forum for harmonization of methods as a foundation for optimizing the use of existing data for the study of gene-environment interaction. We aim to establish a funders’ forum and a forum for stakeholders and bring these groups together with subject-specific researchers and methodologists to create an appropriately governed framework for sharing existing data, harmonizing the addition of new data and planning new studies.

With the involvement of strong funders’ and stakeholders’ fora in InterConnect from the outset, the project will provide a network to link, co-ordinate and eventually integrate EU funded research activities with those in other continents. InterConnect will provide a forum for exchange of information and best practice between projects. This will be relevant both to the research community and also the funders. The engagement of stakeholders and our dissemination programme will ensure that the knowledge that is ultimately gained through collaborative work in this network will be translated into policy, social and economic benefits. Through its work on an ethical and legal framework, InterConnect will create a sustainable framework that will facilitate data sharing that is transparent and dynamic.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/endocrinology/diabetes

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 024 114,99
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Participants (11)

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 27 691,62
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gernot Desoye (Prof.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 5 042,88
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kaisa Ainala (Ms.)
ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
United States
EU contribution
€ 101 698
Address
One Gustave L Levy Place Box 1075
10029 6574 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruth Loos (Prof.)
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER ERNAEHRUNGSFORSCHUNG POTSDAM REHBRUECKE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 896,72
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Judith Schaefer (Dr.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 152 105,62
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edwin Groenewegen Van Wijk (Mr.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 171 496,72
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Brennan (Ms.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 66 304,69
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Stolk (Prof.)
ENTERPRISE IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 4 140
Address
East Point Business Park The Plaza
D03 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ciarán Duffy (Dr.)
EURADIA EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 601,98
Address
Rheindorfer Weg 3
40591 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hills (Ms.)
The Research Institute of the Mc Gill University Health Centre
Canada
EU contribution
€ 168 827,53
Address
Guy Street 2155
H3H 2R9 Montreal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan James
EURADIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 393,25
Address
South Pallant House, 8 South Pallant
PO19 1TH Chichester
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hills (Ms.)