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Will you help us with the knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health?

ZonMw aims to identify the knowledge gaps around microplastics and health, as input for a knowledge agenda for future research. To gain all the needs and opinions, we need your help. Will you fill in the internet consultation?

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Presenting the international Programme Committee Microplastics & Health

Chesapeake Bay Program - Will Parson

ZonMw is pleased to present the international Programme Committee Microplastics & Health. The Committee will evaluate the 22 research proposals received in the recent call based on independent review reports and rebuttals from applicants.

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Internet consultation on Microplastics & Health call offers valuable insight

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In preparation of the Microplastics & Health call for research proposals the concept call text went on-line for feedback. It was a big success! Responses came mainly from researches, both national as international. The aim of the consultation was to improve the quality of the call in terms of relevance to knowledge gaps and a way in which to adjust the call to the current state of scientific knowledge.

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Top-sectors

Life Sciences and Health fulfills the Top-sectors policy within ZonMw. The programs are diverse and cover different research phases. Public-private partnerships form the backbone of this programmatic approach.

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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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What do microplastics do in our body?

On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health was presented to the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stientje van Veldhoven. This knowledge agenda describes the most important knowledge gaps and calls for more research. ZonMw, together with other research funding bodies, has made an important first step in the right direction for further solution-focussed research.

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Societal effects of COVID-19 examined

20 new research projects will soon begin to investigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Dutch society. 11 more projects will receive funding after additional administrative steps. These research projects will focus on the impact of the measures taken, the resilience of society, and the economic consequences for society. Thanks to the quick start and short duration of the projects, the studies can provide relevant knowledge in the...

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Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

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Related publications

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Wilma van Donselaar

Wilma van Donselaar
Programme Manager

+31 70 349 54 18
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