Knowledge about the microbiome is very much guided by what type of research is being funded. The microbiome has become of interest in all parts of the food system, and there are overlapping research interests all over the world. JPI HDHL is involved through HDHL INTIMIC in the H2020 project MicrobiomeSupport, which maps R&I strategies on the microbiome and funding on a regional, national and international level.

A first step in the mapping exercise of the project is a survey that seeks to establish first qualitative evidence on R&I funding done at national and regional levels related to microbiome research. This will provide important insight into the existing policies and strategies that are linked to microbiome R&I. The focus is microbiome R&I in food systems and beyond, including terrestrial, aquatic and human/animal environments (e.g. linkages among microbiomes of plants, animals, soils, marine and human health). Do you have information about R&I funding on the regional, national or international level? Please contribute to the mapping by completing the survey. Deadline for responses is 31 January 2019.