[FUNDED] LABDA: Learning network for Advanced Behavioural Data Analysis

The Marie Curie Doctoral Network project ‘LABDA’ will kick off February 2023. Led by Prof. Mai Chin A Paw from Amsterdam UMC, the project aims to enhance development and application of innovative methodology to analyse 24/7 movement behaviour. For this, 13 PhD students will perform research and receive training in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral network. Fundament supported the consortium in drafting a convincing and attractive proposal. As part of the project, Fundament will also provide a tailored grant writing workshop to the recruited PhD students.

LABDA Marie Curie project overview

Funding programme: Horizon Europe MSCA-DN-2021
Duration: Febr 2023 – Jan 2027
Total budget: 2,9 M€
Consortium: 18 consortium members in 7 countries
Coordinator: Amsterdam UMC

Showcase of a successful project

The LABDA consortium brings together academic researchers from epidemiology, public health, and data science with non-academic partners from wearable industry and health policy. Together, they will train a new generation of creative public health researchers with strong analytical and data science skills and a deep understanding of all aspects of wearable sensor data analysis.

The project will provide a joint taxonomy to assess 24/7 movement behaviour data as well as an open source toolbox of advanced analysis methods. The toolbox will include a decision tree to guide researchers, policy makers, and others to the optimal method to use for their (research) question. This enables tailored public health recommendations as well as improved personal wearable feedback concerning 24/7 movement behaviour and their impacts on health.

What Mai says about our support:

This was my first collaboration with Fundament and I can highly recommend it. Our collaboration went very smooth, was fun and stress reducing. Fundament is very systematic, pro-active, efficient and flexible. Thanks again for your valuable support!

Fundament is proud to participate in LABDA as an associated partner. As a part of the elaborate PhD training programme, Fundament will provide a workshop in grant writing, which will contribute to skill development towards independent researchers attracting their own funding.

Read more about our support in preparing strong proposals.

Author: Neeltje Peters

Co-founder and Research Funding Professional at Fundament.

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