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SmartCow Transnational access call is now published

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EuroGenomics is a stakeholder in the European SmartCow project. 

What is SmartCow?

SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to high quality services and resources. These are needed to develop innovative and ethical solutions for efficient use of animal and feed resources that promote animal welfare and healthy livestock, as well as sustainable competitiveness.

To reach this:

  • At networking level; SmartCow will allow better use of existing research infrastructures (RIs) and stimulate collaboration across research fields, production systems and national border
  • At joint research level; quality, ethics and cost/benefit ratio of experimental services provided by SmartCow RIs will be improved
  • At the transnational access level; SmartCow will promote key EU cattle experimental facilities and expertise 


Transnational access (TNA) calls now published!

SmartCow TNA calls will provide academic and industry communities with free access to a wide range of cattle research facilities across Europe. Overall, they will be able to support up to 30 research projects representing a total of 10.000 "cow-weeks" (number of animals * number of experimental weeks). 

Deadline for the first stage proposal is 30th of September 2018.

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