HDHL-INTIMIC (2018)Deadline: o'clock
HDHL-INTIMIC launched the Knowledge Platform call in September 2018. The Knowledge Platform was funded in spring 2019 and started the same year.
Who can apply
Microbiome science is an emerging and rapidly developing research field and the interest in the role of the microbiome in human health has increased rapidly over the past decades. Recent studies indicated that the intestinal microbiome plays an important role in modulating the risk of several chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and, cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, diet has been suggested as one of the main factors modulating the composition and function of the gut microbiome. However, the progress and impact of the microbiome research field is hampered by the fact that study results strongly depend on the study designs, the genetic and dietary background of the population groups and procedures used to analyse the microbiome and therefore the comparability of data and results is limited. Previous attempts to strengthen comparison, sharing and integration of large data sets have been struggling with the lack of coordination and collaboration between the relevant scientific disciplines and research activities.
The KP will be implemented under the umbrella of the JPI HDHL ERA-Net Cofund1: HDHL-INTIMIC. HDHL-INTIMIC aims at coordinating national and regional research programmes in the areas of food, diet, intestinal microbiomics and human health as well as nutrition and human health in general, thereby contributing to the implementation of JPI HDHL objectives.
AIM OF THE CALL
The JPI HDHL aims to establish a Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health research. The Knowledge Platform (KP) provides the unique possibility to connect all funded JPI HDHL researchers with other existing initiatives and relevant stakeholders in the human microbiome and health research area.
The overall aim of the Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health is to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking in order to
accelerate, further develop and increase the impact of intestinal microbiome research related to human health.
For this, participating funding organisations will bring together research groups from various disciplines to form an international consortium that will design and implement the KP. The platform will for example carry out joint multidisciplinary activities aiming at integrating expertise, knowledge, facilities and databases in areas such as for example biology, medicine, nutrition and (bio) informatics.
The composition and activity of the intestinal microbiota have been linked with diet and health, although the exact mechanisms of this complex interplay are still largely unknown. Gaining deeper insight however is prerequisite to:
- develop evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to promote public health and prevent the development/onset of diet-related diseases;
- find new lifestyle-related treatment options for certain types of diet-related diseases;
- enable the food industry to develop healthy new food products.
However, the promising impact of the microbiome research field is currently hampered by a lack of cause-and-effect studies and the poor comparability of data and studies. The overall aim of the Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health is to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking in order to accelerate, further develop and increase the impact of intestinal microbiome research related to human health.
|Country||Funding Organisation||Acronym||Earmarked Budget|
Federal Ministry of Education, Science and
|Belgium||Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food||ILVO||In kind|
|Israel||Ministry of Science, Technology and Space||MoST||€200.000|
|Italy||Italian National Institute of Health||ISS||€50.000|
|Italy||Ministry of agricultural, food, forestry and tourism policies||Mipaaft||€250.000|
|France||French National Institute for Agricultural Research||INRA||In kind|
|France||French National Institute of Health and Medical Research||Inserm||In kind|
|Germany|| Federal Ministry of Education and Research,
represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture represented by the
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
|The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw||€200.000|
|Spain||National Institute of Health Carlos III||ISCIII||€50.000|
|4th of September 2018||Publication of the call|
|9th of October 2018||Deadline submission Expression of Interest|
|26th of October||CSC meeting selection platform members|
|30th of October 2018||Communication of selected platform members
+ invitation to Network Meeting
|20th of November 2018||Network meeting|
|5th of February 2019||Deadline submission joint network proposal|
|28th of February 2019||SEC and CSC meeting for proposal evaluation|
|Early March 2019||Communication of final decision to platform
coordinator (revision of proposal or no revision required)
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