In the beginning of 2017, 12 research projects will start working on Biomarkers for Nutrition and health. These 12 proposals involve 58 research teams from 13 countries for a total budget of about 11.2 Mio€. All will be funded by ERA-HDHL partners in collaboration with the European Commission. 

In February 2016, 14 countries – Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom – have launched the first ERA-HDHL Cofounded joint call for funding multilateral research projects on “Biomarker for nutrition and health”. The aim of this call was the development and validation of biomarkers for nutrition and health, including nutritional intake, nutritional status, physical activity-related health, diet-related health and risk of developing diet-related diseases.

In total, 74 pre-proposals were submitted in the first step by research groups from the 14 countries supporting the call. After evaluation by the Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC), 22 consortia were invited to submit a full proposal. The evaluation of the full proposals led to the recommendation for funding of 12 proposals. More detailed information about the projects will follow.