Infoday de infraestructuras de investigación
Con el objetivo de presentar el Programa de Trabajo de Infraestructuras de Investigación 2023-2024, los puntos nacionales de contacto de este programa, en colaboración con el MCIN, han organizado una Jornada Informativa el 19 de diciembre, en horario de 09:30 a 12:00. Podéis acceder al programa y registro en el siguiente link.
Resaltar que el programa de Infraestructuras de Investigación es uno de los principales instrumentos de la Comisión Europea para potenciar a nivel europeo un ecosistema integrado de infraestructuras de investigación y tecnológicas de categoría mundial, abiertas y accesibles para que todo el personal investigador aproveche su potencial para el avance científico y la innovación.
Pre-Announcement: Call for Proposals for Transnational Research Projects on Mechanisms of Resilience and Vulnerability to Environmental Challenges in Mental Health will be launched on January 9, 2023
Maintenance, improvement, and restoration of human health including mental well-being are of fundamental importance and a worldwide priority. Mental disorders in particular depression and anxiety are the leading cause of disability worldwide and the third leading cause of overall disease burden (in Disability-adjusted life years, DALYs). According to the OECD, one in every two people experience mental illness in their lifetime. These figures might steadily increase in the following years as a consequence of recent global and regional crises. These facts highlight the importance of improving our understanding of the pathophysiological and adaptative mechanisms with the potential to develop therapeutic and preventive approaches to preserve and improve mental health in Europe and worldwide.
Mental health may be affected by environmental, lifestyle, social, economic adverse factors which increase the risk of developing long-lasting mental health conditions. Nevertheless, environmental stress produces different reactions among individuals who experience it. In response to the same environmental stressor some individuals will activate dynamic and self-organized mechanisms enabling beneficial emotional and behavioral adaptations leading to the development of ‘resilience’. In contrast, some others will be more ‘vulnerable’ and prone to developing mental health conditions.
The 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) has been established under the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission (www.neuron-eranet.eu). The ERA-NET NEURON aims to coordinate and optimize research efforts and funding programmes of its partner countries/regions in the field of mental, neurological, and sensory disorders. Under the umbrella of NEURON, a joint transnational call (JTC 2023) in the field of resilience and vulnerability for mental diseases will be launched in 2023.
Pre-announcement: Call for proposals on ‘Multinational Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience’ starting on January 9, 2023
Neuroscientific research yields constant progress regarding our basic understanding of the structure and function of the human brain under healthy and pathological conditions. This knowledge is fundamental for the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric diseases. At the same time, the neurosciences have implications for the understanding, and thus potentially also the control, of human decision-making, behaviour, emotions, and social interactions. Findings of the neurosciences can furthermore deeply affect human self-understanding and conscience as such. Therefore, it is of major importance to investigate the ethical, legal, and social aspects (ELSA) of the neurosciences and their recent advances. This knowledge helps to ensure that neuroscientific methods and findings are utilized in ways which are of the best possible benefit for our society. The high societal relevance of the neurosciences is underlined by continuously high public interest and ongoing public discourse on this topic.