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NWO launches new NWA call about acceptance of animal-free models

How can we encourage the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models? This is the key question in the new call published by the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA). Almost 2.9 million euros is being made available in this call for research by broad consortia of researchers and civil society partners. ZonMw is realising this Call for proposals in collaboration with NWO.

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78 researchers receive NWO-Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros

The Dutch Research Council has awarded 78 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. 15 of these fall under the ZonMw field of activity. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.

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Follow-up of the InSight programme gives new impetus to scientific research

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The InSight (InZicht) programme will be continued in 2021. This means a new impetus for research for persons with visual disabilities.

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New planning for Veni rounds announced: uniformity across all domains

The new planning for the next Veni rounds has been finalised. In 2022, the planning for this NWO Talent Programme will be fully aligned, just as it was prior to the changes that took place last year as a result of the coronavirus crisis and hack at NWO. NWO also intends to introduce more uniformity in its procedures, which is a desire that has been expressed in the field for a long time. The mandatory preproposal phase will therefore apply to...

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ZonMw invests in bridge-builders between clinical practice and research

Five young postdoctoral clinicians will set up their own line of research with a maximum grant of 200,000 euros per person from the Clinical Fellows programme. Their research projects are also aimed at building bridges between clinical practice and scientific research.

 

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Team science for groundbreaking fundamental research receives boost of 12.5 million euros

Sixteen research teams will set up innovative collaborations that contribute to innovation in science and healthcare for the longer term. Each team has received a maximum of 750,000 euros from the programme ZonMw Open Competition. The research groups will investigate, for example, the genetic factors of heart muscle diseases, better treatment of damage to the retina and the development of antibiotics against tuberculosis.

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Special edition Quality in Care (KIZ) journal published and available in English

The latest special edition of Quality in Care (KiZ) is all about implementation and offers a preview of the European Implementation Event 2021.

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Industry and science will jointly develop animal-free innovations

Two Dutch research groups and industry will jointly develop animal-free innovations via the ZonMw call Create2Solve. Over the next five years, the projects will focus on a 3D model of human brain cells and a better test method for potentially toxic substances. The projects will contribute to limiting the use of laboratory animals in both industry and science.

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Pearl for data gold mine

Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.

 

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Start research into the optimal use of COVID-19 vaccines for patients with immune system disorders

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Research groups will further investigate the effect of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with immune disorders, cancer or a transplantation. These research projects are part of the COVID-19 research programme, and each project has received a grant from ZonMw.

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