Projecten Nationale roadmap grootschalige onderzoeksfaciliteiten 2012

De Nationale roadmap grootschalige onderzoeksfaciliteiten stimuleert het opzetten of verbeteren van grote onderzoeksfaciliteiten waarmee Nederland internationaal een belangrijke positie kan innemen.

An ultra-high field NMR facility for the Netherlands (uNMR-NL)
Toekenning 18,5 mln euro

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) and Imaging (MRI) exploit the magnetic properties of atoms. NMR is applied to understand the causes of disease and to discover new medicines, to develop new battery and solar cell materials and to improve crop production and food quality. High sensitivity and resolution are essential and can be reached using strong magnets in the instruments. A facility will be set up featuring new magnets that are stronger than ever used before in NMR and MRI, opening entirely new avenues for research.

CLARIAH - Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
Toekenning 1 mln euro
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Rapid digitization of massive quantities of formerly analogue sources (text, images and audio visuals) for research is revolutionizing the humanities. Top-quality humanities scholarship of today and tomorrow is therefore only possible with the use of sophisticated ICT tools. CLARIAH aims to offer humanities scholars, from literary researchers to historians and from archeologists to linguists, a ‘Common Lab’ that provides them access to large collections of digital resources and innovative user-friendly processing tools, thus enabling them to carry out ground-breaking research.

High Field Magnet Laboratory An international research facility for Science in High Magnetic Fields in the Netherlands
Toekenning 11 mln euro

The High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) in Nijmegen produces the highest continuous magnetic fields. HFML is very successful with innovative research on new materials like Nobel prize winning graphene, attracts many excellent researchers to the Netherlands, and stimulates innovation. The materials of tomorrow are tested in the highest available magnetic fields of today! HFML provides a unique tool to do research on new materials, and give the Netherlands a unique opportunity to establish a prestigious international facility within its borders.

Mouse Clinic for Cancer and Aging research (MCCA)
Toekenning 18,6 mln euro 

The ageing population in developed countries leads to rapid increase in cancer incidence and other aging-related disorders. To accelerate cancer and aging research and to contribute to the theme of ‘healthy aging’, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) have established a Mouse Clinic for Cancer and Aging research (MCCA). The MCCA will accelerate development of realistic mouse models that may be used for developing new therapies against cancer and aging-related diseases.

Proteins@Work; A large-scale proteomics research facility for the life sciences
Toekenning 13,5 mln euro

Proteomics entails the large scale analysis of proteins and their interactions in relation to their biological function. Following technical and scientific breakthroughs, proteomics has matured, becoming integrated with genetic information and clinical data. The „Proteins@Work' proteomics facility will provide access to high level proteomics technology, equipment and expertise for the Dutch biological and biomedical communities. The facility will be crucial for Life Sciences and Health research and will contribute to the innovative climate in the Netherlands.

The Generations and Gender Programme: A Large-Scale, Longitudinal, Comparative Database for Social Science Analysis
Toekenning 1 mln euro

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) collects and distributes information on how relationships between the young and old and men and women in Europe are changing. This information is used to better understand the causes and consequences of inequalities between generations and genders. The current grant will be used to collect new information in the Netherlands, to improve the quality of the information that is collected across Europe, and to develop methods to reduce the costs of collecting that information.

The SAFARI Imaging Spectrometer on the SPICA space observatory; revealing the origins of the universe, from planets to galaxies and beyond
Toekenning 18 mln euro

The far-infrared imaging spectrograph SAFARI on the Japanese space telescope SPICA will provide the most sensitive view ever of the cool, obscured universe. SPICA and SAFARI will charter new territory by peering deep into the obscured centres of distant galaxies and by quantifying star formation over cosmic time, giving a better understanding of our own Milky Way. SAFARI will also map young planetary systems and provide answers to the formation history of our own solar system.

Towards a consolidated Dutch Biobanking Hub, integrating the Dutch Biobanking Infrastructure in the European ESFRI Roadmap
Toekenning 1 mln euro

There is a growing recognition that in order to respond to modern-day issues like ageing and wide-spread diseases, far more knowledge of what causes diseases and what may help prevent or treat them is necessary. Biobanks, large collections of for instance data, tissue and blood, are the foundation for research that may enhance our quality of life in years to come. BBMRI-NL, String of Pearls Initiative and LifeLines aim to build and expand an infrastructure of accessible, compatible biobanks.