Dutch Research Agenda - Theme: Promising start for children with the help of big data

Phase I

The thematic programme of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) is providing M€ 2.64 to study the use of big data analyses for offering a promising start for children. Professionals in perinatal care, youth health care (JGZ), knowledge institutions, researchers with scientific expertise in the area of the social sciences and humanities, physical and natural sciences of social medicine or health sciences, and other interested relevant parties can apply for participation in preliminary research (Phase I).

Purpose

A proper recognition of the vulnerability of children and families in relation to properly coordinated care or support requires a complete picture and optimal information (data).
The increasing availability of large and complex datasets and other datasources provide new possibilities to investigate these relationships. It also makes it possible to determine which role big data analyses could play in providing a promising start for children.
The research intends to contribute to the early identification of (risk) characteristics that determine whether children and (future) families are or will be vulnerable. Identifying such risks will facilitate the provision of timely and appropriate help and support for a promising start. 

Who can apply

This call will start with a preliminary research in which scenario’s are identified. Based on this preliminary research themes are identified for research in phase II. 

Who can apply? 

Professionals in perinatal care and youth health care (JGZ), knowledge institutions, researchers with scientific expertise in the area of the social sciences and humanities, physical and natural sciences of social medicine or health sciences, and other interested parties can express their interest in participating in scenario research by means of a letter of motivation (Phase I).

The selection committee will assess the letters of motivation. Selected applicants will participate in a multidisciplinary team for scenario research (Phase I). This scenario research in Phase I provides input for further research (Phase II). Consortia, primarily based on participants of Phase I, possibly added with additional expertise if needed, can submit a full research proposal for Phase II.

What to apply for

In Phase I a daily allowance will be made available for participation in the workshop over several days. During these days, participants will explore what a promising start for a child should ideally look like in the future. Participants will identify the relevant sources of data and explore the potential of innovative technologies and theories from big data research. In Phase II, two or three research projects will be realised on the themes, identified in Phase I, with a total budget of M€ 2.64.

When to apply

  • A format for the letter of motivation can be requested via bigdata-kansrijkestart@zonmw.nl. The letter of motivation should be submitted prior to October 24, 2019 14:00 CE(ST) via ProjectNet.

Assessment

Criteria

The letters of motivation will be assessed by the selection committee on relevance and quality of the expertise needed in the scenario research.

Procedure

The selection committee will assess the letters of motivation of interested persons and will issue an advice to the NWO executive board about the participants to be selected for Phase 1, based on trying to realise 3 to 4 multidisciplinary teams that contain at least 5 and at most 10 members. 

More information

The call for proposals on the theme Promising start for children with the help of big data is part of line 2 of the NWA-programme. In this line, NWO is working with relevant ministries. The initiator of this call is the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). 

The procedure for submitting letters of motivation in Phase I and full proposals in Phase II runs through ZonMw. For further information please visit the website of ZonMw.

 

Details

Status

Open for application

Deadline

24 October 2019 14:00

Grant type

Programmatic

Budget

€ 2,64 million

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Health Research and Development Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek

Programme

Promising start for children with the help of big data

Objective

Research (2019-2022)

Partners

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

Contact

Drs. Matthea van Leeuwe-Blankespoor Drs. Matthea van Leeuwe-Blankespoor +31 (0)70 3495334 leeuwe@zonmw.nl