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Cooperation on Chernobyl health research – CO-CHER

Objective

The IARC previously led an EU funded project “Agenda for Research on Chernobyl Health (ARCH)”, the objective of which was to recommend a strategic health research agenda following the Chernobyl accident. The ARCH demonstrated that Chernobyl provides a unique opportunity to answer questions about radiation risks. The multidisciplinary group of experts strongly supported the need for well-designed and coordinated long-term studies.
The new initiative emphasises the need to build partnerships with the three countries mainly affected, plus Japan, the USA and European countries in order to take the research agenda forward. The purpose is therefore to bring together both key scientific players and funding partners to decide on the research priorities and to seek sustainable funding for those priority areas. Work under this proposal will be divided into five closely integrated work packages (WPs):
WP 1: Coordination and overall management
WP 2: International collaboration and agreement on research programme
• 2.1: Setting up an International network of research institutes committed to long-term research on Chernobyl
• 2.2: Development of Chernobyl Research Programme and timetable
WP 3: Assessment of Chernobyl research infrastructures
• 3.1: Evaluation of the cohorts of exposed populations suitable to form Chernobyl Life-span cohorts
• 3.2: Inventory of dosimetric approaches and existing databases
• 3.3: Inventory of stored biological samples
WP 4: International collaboration on proposing funding mechanism
WP 5: Agreement on coordinating structure and setting-up research framework
The CO-CHER project has a potential to develop a sustainable plan for research into the health effects of the Chernobyl accident with optimal use of available resources. It is completely in line with the MELODI initiative for integrated, long term effort in low dose risk research. The coordination action will also open new collaborations outside existing European networks.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2013
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Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
France

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 479 437,78

Participants (7)

ASSOCIATION MELODI
France
EU contribution
€ 35 738
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 31 Bp 17
92262 Fontenay Aux Roses

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jacques Repussard (Mr.)
SATEILYTURVAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 62 589
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Mannonen (Ms.)
BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 200
Address
Willy-brandt-strasse 5
38226 Salzgitter

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Fischer (Mrs.)
STATE INSTITUTION RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 91 999,67
Address
Melnikova Street 53
04050 Kyiv

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitry Bazyka (Prof.)
THE REPUBLICAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE AND HUMAN ECOLOGY INSTITUTION
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Ilyicha Street 290
246040 Gomel

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aleksandr Rozhko (Dr.)
MEDICAL RADIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 82 000
Address
Koroleva Street 4
249020 Obninsk

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anatoly Tsyb (Prof.)
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States
Address
Independence Avenue S. W. 200
20201 Washington D.c.

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maureen Hatch (Dr.)