Signature of a partnership agreement between ANSES and the University of Montreal10 september 2012
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News of 10/09/2012
In August, ANSES and the University of Montreal signed a 4-year cooperative framework agreement. With this, scientific and technical cooperation between the two entities will be reinforced through the implementation of joint research projects and the exchange of both scientists and data. Collaborations in the areas of endocrine disruptors, low doses and substance mixtures as well as antimicrobial resistance, animal health and food-borne zoonoses are also being considered.
The agreement signed this summer is the outcome of prior collaborations between the Agency and The University of Montreal on topics such as endocrine disruptors, chemical mixtures and polycyclic aromatic hydrocabons (PAHs).
Scientists from the University of Montreal have been participating in ANSES’s work through their expertise involvement in the Agency's working groups and expert committees, their joint scientific research initiatives, their contributions to the Bulletin de veille scientifique santé-environnement-travail (Environmental and occupational health scientific watch bulletin), and research projects funded as part of ANSES's call for research proposals.
Encouraged by these initiatives, ANSES and the University of Montreal wished to renew their partnership. The collaborations which are already in progress or under consideration in the area of environmental health, occupational health (with the School of Medicine) and animal health (with the Veterinary Medical School), cover the areas of endocrine disruptors, low doses, substance mixtures, antimicrobial resistance, animal health and food-borne zoonoses.
About ANSES's international collaborations
The cooperation agreement between ANSES and the University of Montreal is part of a strategy for the development of international cooperation conducted by the Agency. Numerous partnerships have been implemented within this strategy in the form of conventions signed with equivalent institutions in countries such as Germany (BfR), Belgium (Coda-Cerva), Denmark (DTU), the Netherlands (Public Health Council, Switzerland (IST), Canada (Health Canada, IRSST, INSPQ), China (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chinese Institute of Veterinary Drug Control [IVDC]) and the United States (US-FDA).