EFSA is closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is affecting many countries across the globe. There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus. For more information, click here.
A coordinated global research roadmap on COVID-19 provided by the World Health Organization can be found here.
Science Business has compiled a database of COVID-19 funding opportunities as a service to the global R&D community. The database is daily updated and can be found here.
Click here to find more information about funding opportunities in relation to Coronavirus at European Union and national level.
EFSA’s Research Platform is home for the wider food safety research community. It aims to support project ideas, promote consortia formation, and help scientists find opportunities for public research funding in food safety.
The Platform has been created in response to a call for coordination in the area of food safety research at EFSA’s first Risk Assessment Research Assembly (RARA), where participants called on EFSA to be a knowledge-broker between scientists and policy makers.
The platform offers access to the following tools:
Funding programmes: a selection of current funding opportunities that are most relevant to food safety.
Upcoming calls: announced calls in EFSA’s remit that are selected to allow researchers to monitor upcoming opportunities.
Partner search: there are useful websites to help you find partners or express your interest to participate in consortia. In addition, EFSA has a large network of competent organisations and researchers we work with. To find partners in your country, please contact your national EFSA Focal Point.
Research projects and ideas: should you wish to find out about ongoing research projects, click here. If you would like to share a research idea, please contact our Research Coordinator. You can follow the Research Coordinator on Twitter or LinkedIn, or simply send an Stef.BRONZWAER [at] efsa.europa.eu (email).
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