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An online Q&A session on Open Call 2 has recently taken place!

COMFOCUS has just had an interesting and fruitful online Q&A session with our experts – project manager Ireen Raajmakers and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak University of Agriculture and the WP3 leader Elena Horska.

Ireen has shortly introduced the COMFOCUS approach, she also talked about challenges in the food consumer science field and what solutions COMFOCUS is offering to address them. COMFOCUS is seeking to make food consumer science data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) through Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles and it is seeking to do that through integrating nine key European research infrastructures in order to promote optimal use and joint development, making high-quality services and resources available to the academic and private research community. Advancing the food consumer science community beyond its current level of fragmentation will also help the community to develop healthy food choice public policies and private strategies, and increase the business and policy relevance of food consumer science insights.

Elena talked about the Open Call 2, its objectives, procedures and about benefits of getting into the COMFOCUS community and becoming one of those, who can advance food consumer science to another level together with us! The Open Call 2 provides an opportunity for early career researchers to gain access to consumer science institutes across Europe and conduct research on important food consumer science questions using specific psychophysiological measurements, virtual and augmented reality research. Each position is a unique opportunity to conduct a study that allows researchers to gather data for their dissertations or articles.

Participants assumed that the session was informative and productive, they were able to gain insights about COMFOCUS and receive an answer to their question.