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Research Project: Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats (MZT)

Location: Research Programs

Project Number: 3022-32000-018-023-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

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

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.

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.