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Research Project: Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats (MZT)

Location: RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Project Number: 3022-32000-017-03-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Jun 30, 2025

Objective:
Contribute funding to support and build collaborations among a community of early career scientists developed by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Objectives include: (1) Conduct a Scialog on the topic of Mitigating Zoonotic Threats to stimulate the research community and support the National Bio and Agro-defence Facility; and (2) Conduct research to understand the impact of community building, and alternative methods of community building, on scientific network development and idea generation.

Approach:
Working with ARS and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), jointly develop: (a) the topics and focus for the Mitigating Zoonotic Threats Scialog events; (b) identify early career (researchers) and senior career (facilitator/moderator) from non-USDA participants; and (c) design and conduct experiments to build a research network with enhanced innovation and impact.