Sustainable Food Safety SFS-13-2017
Topic: Validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health
Dátum zverejnenia:
Dátum otvorenia:
14.2.2017, 17:00
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Špecifická výzva:
The simple, swift and reliable detection, accurate identification and proper quantification of
pathogens and other factors affecting plant and animal health, including zoonotic agents, and
correlates of infection (e.g. host-response biomarkers) and/or immunity are critical for the
monitoring and control of their introduction or spread. These tools are essential to avoid or reduce
costs to the economy, trade disruptions and sometimes even human health risks. The methods are
used not only by competent authorities (i.e. the national authorities responsible for organising
official controls), but also by private laboratories or directly by veterinarians at the point of care,
practitioners and business operators.
In recent years, most research efforts have focused on the developing high throughput, generic,
quick and cheap methods, a number of which have been validated on an intra-laboratory basis or
through limited ring trials. Before they are used outside research laboratories, these methods often
have to undergo additional testing, e.g. further ring tests, development of reference materials,
harmonisation or adaptation for implementation in field conditions (sampling methods, multitargeting, pen-side tests, mobile analysis).
Rozsah pôsobnosti:
The projects aim to harmonise and validate (including through ring trials) existing and new protocols
for the detection and quantification of pathogens and other factors of concern for the health of
plants and terrestrial animals, and correlates of infection/immunity. Work will build on existing
knowledge and resources, and support the further development of promising existing protocols to
deliver close-to-market end-products, including swift, portable tools for field testing. Cooperation
among stakeholders is encouraged to ensure the use of generic technologies for a broader spectrum
of organisms. There should be liaison with EU and international reference and standardisation
bodies. Projects should take due account of dissemination to relevant stakeholders to facilitate the
uptake of results.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3
million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless this does not
preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Individual proposals
should focus on either plants or animals. Funding will allow for support for at least one project
relating to plants and one to animals.
Očakávaný účinok:
 validated protocols for the detection and quantification of pathogens and correlates of
 support for plant and animal health policies in the form of validated protocols to be used by
competent authorities and reference laboratories;
 the bringing to the market of end-products, such as swift, portable tools for field-testing by
veterinarians, practitioners and business operators.
 More generally and in the longer term, the outputs will support the improvement of
animal/plant health and food safety, thus contributing to the sustainability and competitiveness
of the agri-food sectors.
Typ opatrenia:
IA (Innovation Action), financovanie do 70 %
minimálne 3 nezávislé právne subjekty z rôznych členských štátov EÚ alebo pridružených krajín
elektronická prihláška
čitateľnosť, dostupnosť, možnosť tlače
životopis primárne zodpovedných osôb
zoznam 1 – 5 relevantných publikácií/produktov/služieb/iných úspechov
zoznam 1 – 5 relevantných predošlých projektov/aktivít
opis relevantnej infraštruktúry alebo technického vybavenia
opis tretích strán, ktoré nie sú partnermi ale budú prispievateľmi
návrh plánu využívania a diseminácie výsledkov ak nie je definované inak – nevyžaduje sa pri prvej
fáze dvojfázových postupov
 dodržanie obmedzenia počtu strán – v prvej fáze sa vyžaduje 10 strán (strany nad obmedzený
počet nebudú brať hodnotiaci do úvahy)
 Informovanie o výsledkoch:
Pre prvú fázu: max. do 3 mesiacov od deadlinu pre podanie návrhov
Pre druhú fázu: max. do 5 mesiacov od deadlinu pre podanie návrhov
 Podpis grantovej dohody max. do 8 mesiacov od deadlinu pre podanie návrhov

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