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11 July 2013

France: ANSES: Call for Research proposals : "Radiofrequencies: Exposure Characterisation and Study of Electrohypersensitivity"

ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety),  3 July 2013

From 03/07/2013 to 30/08/2013

July the third, the ANSES launched a call for research proposals on the topic “Radiofrequencies: exposure characterisation and study of electro hypersensitivity”. This call is funded by the product of a tax on radiofrequency transmitters.

This call is launched within the framework of the National Research Program for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNREST). This program aims to motivate scientific communities to produce useful data at all stages of health risk assessment and thus to bring together research and scientific expertise. More specifically, the present call aims to develop new investigations on still poorly taken into account research areas, or on emerging research topics.

The 2013 selection process will therefore be divided into two stages :

- an initial selection on the basis of letters of intent,
- a second round of selection based on complete application.

The call of proposals and the research items

The text of the call for research proposals presents the scope of the call and the conditions which must be fulfilled by projects. It is accompanied by a list of research items that have been identified as high-priority for potential users of this research.

Three research areas are addressed:

- Innovative approaches to investigate electro hypersensitivity
- Metrology of electromagnetic fields
- Characterisation of exposure

Proposal submission terms

Letters of intent and complete applications must be submitted using the online submission platform which is available on the websites of ANSES : http://recherche.anses.fr

The Research and Intelligence platform for the submission of 2013 applications will be operational as of 5 July 2013.

Provisional timetable for the call

3 July 2013 : Opening of the call.
30 August 2013 midday : Date limite de dépôt des lettres d’intention.
6 September 2013 : Dissemination of the first selection result to project managers
4 October 2013 à midi : Last date to submit complete applications.
End of November 2013 : Publication of the final selection results.

Letters of intent must be submitted online by the scientific project managers
no later than 30 août 2013, midday French time.

For those whose letters of intent are selected, complete applications must be submitted by the scientific project managers:

1 - On line, no later than 4 October 2013, midday French time.
The submission deadline time must be respected .
Acknowledge of receipt of electronic applications will be automatically sent to the scientific project managers.

2 - Through a certificate confirming receipt of the application, which is published by the platform after the application is submitted. One paper copy of this certificate, with all required signatures, shall be sent by post to the following address no later than November 1, 2013 midnight:

ANSES-DRV
APR EST RF 2013
27-31 avenue du Général Leclerc
F-94701 MAISONS-ALFORT cedex

All applications that are incomplete, received after the deadline or do not fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated.

For administrative or scientific information, please contact the CRP’s support unit:
by e-mail (by clik here)
or, if needed, by telephone at +33 (0)1 56 29 18 88 or 52 86

PRACTICAL RECOMMANDATIONS:

1. 1. Before the submission of the letter of intent or of the full project, carefully read the text of the call and in particular the section « eligibility criteria » and annexes with the relevant research topics and « liste des chargeable expenses ».

2. 2. Submit the letter or the full project using the platform (don’t forget to click on the « soumettre » button). It is highly recommended not to wait the deadline.

To know more :

Call for Research Proposals “Radiofrequencies: exposure characterisation and study of electro hypersensitivity (pdf)

Modèle de lettre d'intention (in french)

L'actualité "L'Anses lance son appel à projet de recherche "Radiofréquences : caractérisation des expositions et étude de l’électro hypersensibilité" 2013 (in french)

http://www.anses.fr/en/content/call-research-proposals-pnrest-national-research-program-environmental-and-occupational

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