Apply for call Big Data & Health - Early detection and prevention of cardiovasculair diseases

17 August 2018

Interdisciplinary consortia consisting of scientists and public/private partners can apply for funding to study the use of big data for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Participation of end users (citizens, patients and/ or (health)professionals) is mandatory.

NWO, ZonMw, the Netherlands Heart Foundation, the top sectors of Life Sciences & Health (LSH), ICT and Creative Industry, and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) and the Netherlands eScience Center have jointly taken the initiative to develop a public-private research programme in the field of big data and health. The programme promotes collaboration amongst relevant scientific disciplines and with the business community, in consultation with citizens, patients and (care) professionals.

The focus of the Big Data & Health Research Programme is the use of big data for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease, within the frameworks of the Knowledge and Innovation Agendas (K&I Agendas) for ICT, Creative Industry and LSH. The research programme will support the ambitions of the Netherlands Heart Foundation, the Ministry of VWS and the Netherlands eScience Center, as well as those of Commit2Data for the top sectors of ICT, LSH and Creative Industry, as set out in those sectors' 2018-19 Knowledge and Innovation Contracts with NWO. 

Consortia consist of at least three research groups - including at least two research groups at Knowledge Institutes recognised by NWO, at least one enterprise, and 2-3 FTE eScience Research Engineers. End users (citizens, patients and/or (care)professionals) should also participate in the project.

The overall requested budget for a research project can be, depending on the type of research (industrial or fundamental), between M€ 1 (50% co-funding) up to a maximum of M€ 2,25 (25% co-funding) and between 2.0 and 3.0 FTE eScience Research Engineer capacity.

For applications, in total more than 6.5 million euro and 12 FTE eScience Research Engineers is available.

The closing date for preregistration is 1 October 2018 14.00 CE(S)T and the closing date for submission of full applications is 8 January 2019, 14.00 CE(S)T. For further information, conditions, and to apply, please check the call funding page.

For specific questions about this call for proposals please contact NWO:

Dr. A. (Astrid) Zuurbier, tel. +31 (0)70 349 4709
Dr. T.F.J. (Tess) van de Voorde, tel. +31 (0)70 349 4158

Source: NWO