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Cooperation on Chernobyl health research – CO-CHER

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605302

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 282 944

  • EU contribution

    € 999 964,45

Coordinated by:

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

France

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.

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

Address

150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 479 437,78

Administrative Contact

Olaf Kelm (Dr.)

Participants (7)

Association Melodi

France

EU Contribution

€ 35 738

SATEILYTURVAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 62 589

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 156 200

STATE INSTITUTION RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 91 999,67

THE REPUBLICAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE AND HUMAN ECOLOGY INSTITUTION

Belarus

EU Contribution

€ 92 000

MEDICAL RADIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 82 000

United States Department of Health and Human Services

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605302

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 282 944

  • EU contribution

    € 999 964,45

Coordinated by:

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

France