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Era-Net ANIHWA - Animal Health and Welfare


ANR - Agence Nationale de la Recherche


The French National Research Agency (ANR) was founded in 2005 and is a funding agency for research projects. Its aims are to increase the number of research projects issued from the entire scientific community, and to provide funding based on calls for proposals and peer review selection processes. The ANR targets both public research institutions and industries with a double mission of producing new knowledge and promoting interaction between public and industrial laboratories through the development of partnerships.

See also: ANR website

ANSES - Agence Nationale de  Sécurité Sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du Travail


 ANSES, The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety was created on 1 July 2010 through the merger of two French health agencies: AFSSA (the French Food Safety Agency) and AFSSET (the French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety). By incorporating their respective missions, ANSES now provides a cross-functional perspective on health issues and can identify and assess the risks to which people are exposed through their lifestyles and consumption patterns, or the characteristics of their environment, including in the workplace. 

See also: ANSES website

INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique


  INRA, National Institute for Agricultural Research, is the coordinating organization of the ANIHWA ERA‐Net. INRA is a major actor of agricultural research in Europe (the first in terms of scientific publications on plant and animal sciences and on agricultural sciences). INRA is placed under the aegis of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Alimentation, Agriculture and Fisheries. Its activity is defined through four‐year contracts with these two ministries. INRA covers the whole field of agricultural research including Animal Health, Animal Genetics, Animal Physiology, humane and animal food and nutrition and employs 10,200 people (among them 1,800 researchers and 1,600 doctoral students).

See also: INRA website

INRA Transfert


INRA Transfert (IT) is a transfer company specialised in innovative technologies arising from agriculture-related research. IT is a fully owned INRA’s subsidiary funded to exploit INRA’s research results and innovative technologies, and to develop them into concrete business opportunities. The IT European Projects Department is aimed at strengthening the INRA’s contribution to the implementation of the European Research Area with the mission to help INRA researchers and partners to setup projects in response to EC calls and manage them when selected by the EC.

See also: INRA Transfert website