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QALIBRA-Heilsuvogin. Second Annual Report

Author(s):

Helga Gunnlaugsdottir, Nynke de Jong, Matthew Atkinson, Heleen van Dijk, Meike Wentholt, Lynn Frewer, Bjorn Thorgilsson, Heida Palmadottir, Andy Hart

Funded by:

ESB

Contact

Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir

Group Leader

helga@matis.is

QALIBRA-Heilsuvogin. Second Annual Report

Þessi skýrsla er önnur ársskýrsla í Evrópuverkefninu QALIBRA og nær yfir tímabilið 1.04. 2007 til 31.03. 2008. QALIBRA, eða “Quality of Life – Integarted Benefit and Risk Analysis. Webbased tool for assessing food safety and health benefits,” skammstafað QALIBRA (Heilsuvogin á íslensku), er heiti Evrópuverkefnis, sem heyrir undir Priority 5, Food Quality & Safety í 6. Rannsóknaráætlun ESB. Um að ræða þriggja og hálfs árs verkefni sem Rannsóknastofnun fiskiðnaðarins (nú Matís ohf) stýrir. Verkefnistjóri er Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir, deildarstjóri á Matís. Markmið QALIBRA- verkefnsins er að þróa magnbundar aðferðir til að meta bæði jákvæð og neikvæð áhrif innihaldsefna í matvæum á heilsu manna. Þessar aðferðir munu verða settar fram í tölvuforriti sem verður opið og aðgengilegt öllum hagsmunaaðilum á veraldarvefnum.

Þátttakendur í verkefninu eru frá Íslandi, Bretlandi, Hollandi, Grikklandi, Portúgal og Ungverjalandi.

“QALIBRA – Quality of life – integrated benefit and risk analysis. Web – based tool for assessing food safety and health benefits” is a project funded by the EC’s Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 5, Food Quality & Safety. It began in April 2006 and will end in 2009. To assess the balance between the risks and benefits associated with a particular food, they must be converted into a common measure of net health impact. Uncertainties affecting the risks and benefits cause uncertainty about the magnitude and even the direction of the net health impact. QALIBRA will develop methods that can take account of multiple risks, benefits and uncertainties and implement them in web-based software for assessing and communicating net health impacts. The objectives of QALIBRA are to develop a suite of quantitative methods for assessing and integrating beneficial and adverse effects of foods and make them available to all stakeholders as web-based software for assessing and communicating net health impacts.

The participants in the project are:

Matís, Iceland, coordinator, Central Science Laboratory, United Kingdom, National Institute of Public Health and The Environment, The Netherlands, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, University of Patras, Greece, Altagra Business Service, Hungary, National Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research, Portugal.

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