DECIDE – Data-driven control and prioritisation of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases – has been successfully evaluated by the European Commission as one of the projects submitted under the call topic SFS-10-2020 Epidemiology of non-EU-regulated contagious animal diseases: from integrated data collection to prioritisation.
The project brings together a unique multidisciplinary consortium of experts in veterinary epidemiology and diagnostics, data science, mechanistic and predictive modelling, economics, animal welfare and social sciences. In total the consortium consists of 19 partners from 11 countries and will be coordinated by the University of Utrecht.
The results of DECIDE will lead to improved decisions on disease control to increase animal health and welfare and protect human health and the food chain in Europe and beyond. We look forward to it starting in the Summer of 2021.