Bei den Vetragsverhandlungen zu den RP6-Förderinstrumenten "Integrated Projects (IPs)" und "Networks of Excellence (NoEs)" kann ein Teil des veranschlagten Budgets für spezielle Aufgaben reserviert werden, die ein nachträglich ins Konsortium aufzunehmender Partner durchführen soll. Diese neuen Partner werden durch sogenannte "Competetive Calls" gesucht.
Der EU-Informationsdienst CORDIS hat nun folgende "Competetive Calls" bekannt gemacht:
1) Clean Hydrogen-rich Synthesis Gas (CHRISGAS)
2) Development of a novel approach in hazard and risk assessment or reproductive toxicity by a combination and application of in vitro, tissue and sensor technologies (ReProTect)
3) Automating Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution (AXMEDIS)
4) Promoting Food Safety through a new Integrated Risk Analysis Approach for Foods (SAFE FOODS)
Hier die Langform der Calls:
Project title: Clean Hydrogen-rich Synthesis Gas (CHRISGAS)
Activity area: Energy
In order to complete the work program of the CHRISGAS project, the Consortium partners invite qualified entities to join the Consortium by submitting proposals to contribute to the project results by performing the tasks indicated below:
The role of the New Partner is to provide design studies on the synthesis, upgrading and storage of automotive fuels (with at least one or preferably more of the following products: DME, methanol, Fischer-Tropsch crude and hydrogen) from a synthesis gas derived from biomass. To ensure the quality of the deliverables, the new partner - a technology supplier, contractor, engineering company or similar - should demonstrate detailed knowledge of processes for the manufacture of automotive fuels and/or hydrogen recovery from relevant reference projects.
Criteria for selection of the proposals by independent experts include the quality of the proposed programme, detailed knowledge of the technical processes included in the tasks and added value to the Consortium.
Deadline: 05/04/2006; 17h00 Brussels time (GMT+1).
Additional information: www.chrisgas.com or mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Project coordinator)
Project title: Development of a novel approach in hazard and risk assessment or reproductive toxicity by a combination and application of in vitro, tissue and sensor technologies (ReProTect)
Activity area: Life science, genomics and biotechnology for health
ReProTect intends to explore strategies for reproductive toxicity testing. The project is aiming to develop and optimize various in vitro models for their potential to identify chemical hazard of reproductive and developmental toxicants. A research area of "implantantion" has been implemented in order to develop and optimize in vitro models that are able to identify chemicals that are interacting with the regular preparation of the uterus for the implantation of the embryo as well as to detect chemical interaction with the growing placenta. The in vitro models developed in the workarea of implantation will be optimized to meet requirements for the ECVAM modular approach on test validity. It is foreseen to define the individual tests by explaining their mechanistic basis, their scientific purpose and presenting relevant protocols and SOPs as well as by defining the toxicological endpoint/s and the data interpretation procedure.
The developed tests shall meet ECVAM's criteria of readiness to enter the ECVAM validation process.
Deadline: 06/04/2006; 17h00 Brussels time (GMT+1).
Additional information: ecvam.jrc.it/index.htm News events and Meetings / ReProTect or mail email@example.com (Project coordinator)
Project title: Automating Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution (AXMEDIS)
Activity area: IST
The Integrated project AXMEDIS - Automating Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution - is seeking new partners to carry out take-up actions to promote the validation and early application of AXMEDIS technologies via demonstration activity.
AXMEDIS is providing a framework which includes technologies, methods and tools to speed up and optimise content production, protection and distribution, for leisure, entertainment and digital content valorisation and exploitation in general for multi-channel distribution, supporting interoperability of content and DRM. It aims to meet the challenges of digital-content market demand by: (i) reducing costs for content production and management by applying composition, parallel processing, optimisation techniques for content formatting and representation (format) and workflow control; (ii) reducing distribution and aggregation costs in order to increase accessibility with a Peer-to-Peer platform at Business-to-Business level, which can integrate content management systems and workflows; (iii) providing new methods and tools for innovative, flexible and interoperable Digital Rights Management (DRM), including the exploitation of MPEG-21 and overcoming its limitations, and suppo!
rting different business and transactions models.
Take up projects should aim at developing real solutions (adoption of the AXMEDIS framework and technology in real-life scenarios) by exploiting AXMEDIS technologies. They should start real sustainable activities by taking advantage of the AXMEDIS framework services and derived tools.
Deadline: 19/04/2006; 17h00 Brussels time (GMT+1).
Additional information: www.axmedis.org/callfortakeup/call.html or mail Paolo Nesi: firstname.lastname@example.org (Project coordinator)
Project title: Promoting Food Safety through a new Integrated Risk Analysis Approach for Foods (SAFE FOODS)
Activity area: Food quality and safety
The main object of SAFE FOODS is to improve the current risk analysis practices for foods produced by different breeding approaches and production practices deploying high and low input systems by changing the focus of decision making on food safety from single risks to considering foods as baskets of risks, benefits and costs that are associated with their production and consumption and taken into account the social context in which decisions are made. This call is aimed at identifying partners representing the new EU member states and/or SME's. Any organization from a new EU member state and SME from any EU member state are eligible and will be involved in research as defined in the tasks prepared by WP 2 members. The newly selected candidates will be involved in the following WP 2 deliveries:
2.7.1 Report on a review of indicators of emerging risks/ hazards
2.7.2 Report describing a working procedure to identify emerging risk in an early phase.
2.8.2 Implementation of the training course for risk assessors, risk managers and other interested stakeholders in identification and assessment strategies for emerging risks in food and feed production, including organization of the technical items by the selected contractor mentioned in the first deliverable and teachings by the authors of the course material or suitable experts replacing them.
2.8.3 Translated versions of the course materials developed in the first phase of the project.
2.10.1 Recognition of mycotoxin risk signals in high- and low-input and organic farming systems regarding production practices and environmental conditions
2.10.2 Survey on the occurrence of several mycotoxins in cereal samples from a field trial in high- and low-input and organic farming conditions
A description of the work foreseen can be found in the Work package description of Work package 2 of the period 13-30 (see annual report safe Foods; report year 1). A description of the work foreseen after month 30 can be found in the Description of Work (DoW) of the whole project.
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Deadline: Extended to 03/5/2006, 17h00 Brussels time (GMT+1).
Additional information: www.safefoods.nl/default.aspx or mail email@example.com