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Amendments to the General Terms and Conditions Governing Grants of ZonMw

As from 1 April 2022, the General Terms and Conditions Governing Grants of ZonMw will be amended with regard to the final accountability reporting by the grant recipient.

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Genderful Research World: to integrate sex and gender in your research

In the Summer of 2021, an international team of early career researchers won the ZonMw/CIHR-IGH Gender in Research Award. It allowed the team to bring their innovative idea for supporting health researchers in integrating sex and gender in research to life. Now they proudly present The Genderful Research World (GRW), an interactive online platform designed for health researchers to easily access resources related to integrating a sex- and...

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Microplastics present in human blood

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Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that small plastic particles from our living environment are present in the human circulatory system. The research team from VU Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, published their results today.

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ZonMw and NWO fund a research project to improve the measurability of a broad view of health

Health encompasses far more than just the absence of illnesses. A growing number of initiatives stimulate a broader view on health in which people take centre stage. One of those initiatives is the movement Positive Health. But how can you determine whether these initiatives and the policy developed in relation to them actually have an effect? In collaboration with the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities, ZonMw has funded a research project...

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Response to questions about the male-female ratio in the ZonMw Vici round 2021

Last week, we announced this year’s recipients of a Vici grant for the Domain Medical Research and Care Innovation. As the grants this year went to six men and not to a single woman, various researchers and advocacy groups have expressed their concern to ZonMw and NWO about this skewed gender balance. We would like to take this opportunity to explain how the procedure was realised and to point out that besides quality, we also took diversity and...

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6 medical scientists receive NWO Vici grants

12 prominent scientists from the science domains Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) and Health and Research Development (ZonMw) are to receive Vici grants worth up to 1.5 million euros. 6 of them will contribute to more insight in diseases and theit treatments. Vici is one of the largest scientific grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers.

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Webinar Series on COVID-19 vaccination in immunocompromised patients

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Dr. virgil Dalm, projectleader VACOPID and Dr. Inger Nijhof & Prof. Dr. Hazenberg, projectleaders COBRA-KAI.

ZonMw is organizing a Zoom Webinar series covering different ongoing studies in the Netherlands that are investigating vaccination against COVID-19 in people with a hampered immune system. The second Webinar will take place on April 4th, 2022.

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KWF Dutch Cancer Society and NWO publish a call for research to detect cancer early with technological innovations

Early detection of cancer increases the chance of a better prognosis for the patient. This is not only an enormous benefit for the patient, but also the costs for the healthcare system and the social and economic impact of cancer will be lower. Therefore KWF, NWO and ZonMw invite researchers for research proposals for technological innovations for early detection and diagnosis that meet personal, medical and social needs.

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Systematic reviews of preclinical studies increase transparency and quality of animal research

An impact study published on 13 December 2021 in the journal PLOS ONE reveals that systematic reviews increase the transparency and quality of animal research. Accordingly, systematic reviews contribute to better animal research, increase the quality of medical research and contribute to open science. In 2012, ZonMw started to fund the training, coaching and conduct of systematic reviews for animal research.

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Recap SYMPOSIUM: Microplastics and human health research in The Netherlands – State of the Science

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This publication provides a recap of the online symposium ‘Microplastics and human health research in The Netherlands’ that was held on 4 November 2021. About one hundred researchers and policymakers exchanged knowledge about the latest research results from fifteen breakthrough projects within the ZonMw research programme ‘Microplastics and Health’. Attention was also paid to MOMENTUM, Microplastics & Human Health Consortium, the new...

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