Open Call in JPI "A healthy diet for a healthy life" - Deadline 29 August 2017

The JPI "A healthy diet for a healthy life" has launched a call for transnational research proposals. Deadline for proposal submission is August 29, 2017.

Deadline: 29 August 2017

Weblink: https://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu/index.php/open-calls

Short Call Abstract:

The intent of this call is to assemble motivated Working Groups of leading scientists in order to push forward the field of diet-related chronic diseases. By establishing Working Groups the JPI HDHL aims to support transnational cooperation and communication between individual researchers, research groups and research organisations in order to merge knowledge, data and research results. This should result in outcomes that are directly available, easy to share and have societal impact.

The JPI HDHL has selected the following topics to be addressed in the Working Groups.

1.Economic evaluation of dietary interventions and/or physical activity interventions

For this topic, JPI HDHL encourages collaboration between the nutritional and health sciences and the health economic sciences to create a mutual learning exercise.

Examples of possible outcomes/objectives

o Consensus paper about the methodology of economic evaluations such as cost effectiveness and cost efficacy that can show the effect of dietary interventions and/or physical activity interventions on the prevention of chronic diseases.

o State of the art overview of existing economic evaluation studies of dietary interventions and/or physical activity interventions on the prevention of chronic diseases.

2. Integrated chronic disease prevention and management

JPI HDHL encourages cross-fertilization of existing knowledge regarding this topic between different diet-related chronic diseases.

Working Groups may focus on education and implementation, evidence based practice tools, (role of) ICT-tools (for example apps or wearable devices) and the identification of nutritional risks of patients.

Examples of possible outcomes/objectives :

o Roadmap-initiative addressing public health practice needs as well as delineating the research strategy and implementation.

o Creation of a productive and sustainable platform of researchers and health care professionals.

o Individualized and disease-related nutritional management of patients.

3. Scouting exercise for existing dietary intervention studies and exploring the possibilities of merging
Within this topic Working-Groups can focus on one of the following sub-topics:

  • National intervention studies
    Data and results of national dietary interventions studies could be pooled to evaluate the effect of the dietary intervention.
  • Big Pan-European studies
    The Exploitation of big Pan-European dietary intervention studies could be enlarged by the merging of the resulting datasets. Merging of these datasets makes it possible to evaluate the associations between genotype, phenotype, diet and health.

Examples of possible outcomes/objectives

o Feasibility study to explore the possibility of merging and/or pooling the databases (this could include defining the collaborative structures as well as the scientific, technical and legal issues related to merging and sharing the study databases) and to develop for example a guideline/opinion paper addressing the next steps and the collaborative scientific outputs that could be gained.

The proposals have to fulfil the following conditions:

  • Proposals should focus on one of the above-mentioned topics.
  • Proposals focusing on drug-based or surgical treatment of diet-related chronic diseases are outside the scope of this call.
  • Proposals may focus on one specific diet-related chronic disease or on a combination of diet-related chronic diseases. However, proposals should clearly explain the focus on a specific diet-related chronic disease(s).
  • Proposals should follow the JPI HDHL FAIR data principles.

Proposals are encouraged to:

  • Consider the possible impact of age, gender, and socio-economic status where appropriate.
  • Include representatives of patient groups and/or health care professionals in the Working-Groups where appropriate.

SSH aspects:

Social sciences, economic aspects, economic evaluation, methodological aspects, legal aspects, behavioural aspects, gender aspects, lifestyles, awareness issues, well-being, demography, inequalities, inclusion, consumption patterns, ethical aspects, educational aspects

Specific participation requirements:


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