In order to strengthen the applied aspects of systems biology, a consortium of ten funding agencies from nine European countries has joined forces through the ERA-Net ERASysAPP. The main objective of the first joint call is to generate transnational collaboration for research and development on systems biology in the European Research Area, with a particular focus on application-oriented and/or industry-relevant systems biology research.
The call focuses on applied systems biology research on microorganisms, plants and animals within the area of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, thereby stimulating the Knowledge Based Bio-economy (KBBE) in Europe. Health and medical research will be accepted as long as the focus of the research is on the solution/answer to a biological question. Clinical trials must not be part of proposals in this call.
The call text, application form and other documents are available from 7 November 2013 onwards via www.erasysapp.eu/calls