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Study on the need for food and health research infrastructures in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311788

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 253 838,19

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 946

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

Objective

"Europe is facing major challenges in promoting health and reducing the disease burden of age- and diet-related NCDs by means of lifestyle, food and nutrition. Research collaboration, innovation, and capacity building are essential to efficiently benefit from the – mainly public – research resources. To realise this, EU-wide Research Infrastructures (RIs) are essential. The aim of EURO-DISH is to provide advanced and feasible recommendations on the needs for RIs to ESFRI and other stakeholders. EURO-DISH will focus on needs for integration of existing and the development of new food and health RIs that are relevant for innovations in mechanistic research and public health nutrition strategies across Europe. Building upon available projects and mappings, we will systematically map existing RIs and needs for integration of existing and new RIs, and supporting governance structures throughout Europe. Food and health research comprises multiple disciplines and a broad research area. To assure a balanced attention for the area as a whole, the mapping will be organised around the ‘DISH’ model: ‘Determinants, Intake, Status, and Health’, which represents four key building blocks of the research area as well as different stages of RI development. To go beyond existing mappings, we will synthesize the results by integrating the needs for hard & soft RIs as well as governance; moreover as this may identify newly emerging gaps and needs, it will define larger entities of required RIs. We will develop a conceptual design and roadmap for implementing the most important RIs. It will include links with basic and human science infrastructures, as well as integration and collaboration with industry, third countries and feasibility. Two case studies on RIs, identified as highly relevant by the JPI HDHL for 2012-2015, will enrich the project by designing and testing of pilot RIs that feed the overall conceptual design and roadmap, which will be aligned with on-going activities."
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 345 600

Administrative Contact

Karin Zimmermann (Ms.)

Participants (15)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA PER GLI ALIMENTI E LA NUTRIZIONE

Italy

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 278 735

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 172 618

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 202 224

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 117 100

QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 870

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 93 143

UNIVERSITE PARIS 13

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 962

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

France

EU Contribution

€ 125 615

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 162 016

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 329

Vereniging European Nutrigenomics Organisation

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 113 849

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION RESSOURCE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 36 519

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 41 516

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 23 850

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311788

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 253 838,19

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 946

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands