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Research Project: Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats (MZT)

Location: Research Programs

Project Number: 3022-32000-017-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2020
End Date: Dec 31, 2023

Objective:
Scialog is an innovative approach to building collaborations among a community of early career scientists developed by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (RCSA). Through this NACA we intend to accomplish two objectives: 1) Conduct a Scialog on the topic of Mitigating Zoonotic Threats to stimulate the research community and support the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF); 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 the cooperator, jointly (a) develop the topics and focus for the Mitigating Zoonotic Threats Scialog events; (b) identify early career (researchers) and senior career (facilitator/moderator) participants from within and without USDA; and (c) design and conduct experiments to build a research network with enhanced innovation and impact.