EU - EUROFIR - European food information resource network - EU - Network of Excellence

  • Thanner-Lechner, Sonja (Co-Investigator (CoI))

    Project: Research project

    Project Details


    EuroFIR will form a world-leading collaboration on the development and application of a unified, reliable and accessible European Food Information Resource and comprise 110 researchers and 50 postgraduate students from 21 European countries. The principal objective is to build and disseminate a comprehensive, coherent and validated databank providing a single, authoritative source of food composition data in Europe for nutrients, and newly emerging bioactive compounds with putative health benefits. This objective is of fundamental importance to the Food Quality and Safety priority, and is an essential underpinning component of all food and health research in Europe. The activities aim at durable integration of efforts and the Joint Programme of Activities (JPA) is divided into 4 horizontal platforms: (1) Integration Activities (6 WPs); (2) Joint Research Activities (4 WPs); (3) Spreading of Excellence Activities (4 WPs) and (4) Network Management (1 WP). The JPA activities promote continuous cross-communication and stimulation and are grouped under 15 individual WPs but have numerous interactions. EuroFIR will be underpinned by a robust and well-established web-based software platform tool to support interactive working between the teams involved and in the spreading of excellence both internally and externally. A series of targeted formats (e.g. web-based interface, scientific publications, popular press and media) and communication channels will be used to deliver and disseminate findings, and transfer of knowledge to a variety of targeted audiences beyond the network. Training researchers (especially women) and other key staff, is indispensable to the development and sustainability of European excellence and will include: specialist workshops, exchange training visits,and a range of courses (including e-learning).
    Effective start/end date1/01/0531/12/10


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