InnoSysTox - Moving:
Innovative Systems Toxicology for Alternatives to Animal Testing – Moving towards Application
Joint call by ZonMw, BMBF and F.R.S.-FNRS
Background and Objectives
This call for transnational public-private research projects aims to fund the development and application of innovative systems-biology-based methods to replace animal testing in toxicology.
Fields of toxicology and risk assessment have undergone an extensive shift towards the development of alternative testing methodologies that potentially can be used to assess the safety of substances and reduce animal use in toxicological research. Establishing integrated toxicological testing strategies ultimately fosters a more specific prediction and quantification of human health risks and an enormous reduction of animals used in experiments.
ZonMw (Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) and BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) organized a first joint call for transnational, multidisciplinary research projects in 2014 to fund international collaboration in the development of 3R research, systems biology, bioinformatics and toxicology. To further strengthen the field in Europe and to foster and consolidate sustainable research cooperation of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, this follow-up joint call is being launched by ZonMw, BMBF and F.R.S.-FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS).
For this call, the participating funding agencies apply a peer-review evaluation procedure encompassing open accessible submission of joint proposals, rebuttal, review panel meeting and formal submission of grant applications to include policies of all partners.
A total budget of about M€ 3.8 is expected to be available for the call. Each joint project consortium may apply for a joint project time scale of up to four years. German project-related personal costs can be funded for a total of up to 36 person-months.
Deadline for Submission of proposals is July 2nd 2019. Communication of evaluation results is expected from December 2019. Please note that the scheduling may be subject to change.
Submission of joint proposals
First, the project coordinator has to register in the submission tool. After registration a link will be sent to the registered e-mail account to activate the registration. The coordinator can enter, edit and save the electronic forms, add partners to the consortium, upload the project description and submit the proposal. Partners can enter and edit their own data only.
Details can be found in the Call Announcement Text. Further specifications and national funding regulations are provided in National Annexes. Please check the “Call documents” area at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
In case you have further questions do not hesitate to contact the Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) or the National Contact Points.