Infrastructure for experimental research on large animals
One of U-Share’s aims is to develop a joint infrastructure for experimental research on large animals. In February 2019, U-Share took part in applying for funding in the call for proposals for research infrastructures of national interest. In the end of September, the Swedish Research Council will announce which applications will be funded.
The proposed infrastructure involves creating a new state-of-the-art platform for research on large animals by upgrading, expanding and coordinating existing animal facilities. The aim is to provide possibilities to develop and validate models in large animal species, and to facilitate the use of these models nationwide. It will also be able to offer access to animals with spontaneously developed diseases of interest.
Besides SLU and UU, several universities and governmental agencies are involved in the infrastructure. The main node will be in Uppsala, with facilities at other sites integrated in the organisation. Work is now in progress in U-Share to plan for the formation of the infrastructure, should it be funded.
Call for applications: Research Infrastructures of National Interest
Guide to research infrastructure
Results from the Need Inventory; Appendix to the Guide to research infrastructure