We are adhering to the measures that the government is taking in tackling the coronavirus. This means that there will be consequences for funding rounds and current research funded by ZonMw. We are working hard to address matters and find answers to questions that arise. This web page contains all the latest information. Keep an eye on this web page for the most current state of affairs:

Please note: All the documents about corona on this page are a translation of the Dutch version of documents. In case of any differences or other inconsistencies between the Dutch text and the English translation, the Dutch text is legally binding and prevails.

News updates

April 15, 2020 | First approved research projects subsidy scheme COVID-19

Eight projects that will have a direct effect on the course of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and public health will soon be starting. This is the first result of the commission of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to ZonMw to finance critical research with a direct impact on the current corona pandemic.

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March 17, 2020 | Consequences of COVID-19 outbreak for granting rounds

The very exceptional situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak has consequences for the procedures surrounding ZonMw's grant application rounds. We consider it necessary to take appropriate measures in order to align with the measures set forth by the Dutch cabinet.

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March 13, 2020 | Meetings canceled by coronavirus

Did you sign up for a meeting? If so, see if it has been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak until 1 June.

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March 13, 2020 | Start data network coronavirus

We have commissioned the GO FAIR Foundation to carry out the first steps of VODAN. VODAN stands for Virus Outbreak Data Access Network. This implementation network aims to format the data on the current coronavirus outbreak in such a way that it becomes accessible to learning algorithms (according to the Personal Health Train principle).

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February 24, 2020 | Role of ZonMw during coronavirus outbreak

We are involved in various international consultations about the virus itself, related disease and the call for sharing data from research and publications on these topics via Open Access.

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