Human measurement models programme

Call for public-private partnership projects for the development of human measurement models

Towards better human measurement models

The Association of Dutch Health Foundations (SGF) and Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) have made € 3.2 million PPP Allowance (financial resources for public-private partnerships) available for the development of Human Measurement Models. This call is being made in collaboration with ZonMw and NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES).

The call for Human Measurement Models aims to encourage the development of new, more efficient, more predictable human measurement models for health research so that research results can be applied better and faster to people. This makes science less dependent on the use of laboratory animal models, which is in line with the Animal-free Innovation Transition Programme (TPI), coordinated by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV).

This call is in collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and the NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES).

Funding conditions

Depending on the type of research (fundamental, industrial or experimental) and the contributions by private and public partners within the project, between € 500,000 and € 1 million PPP Allowance can be applied for. An important condition is that an application must consist of a collaboration with at least one research organisation and at least one private party.

Save-the-date: 16 September Network meeting

The networking meeting on September 16 will provide an opportunity for networking, finding new collaborative partners and obtaining information about the programme. Interested researchers, entrepreneurs and societal organisatons are very welcome and can register for the meeting by sending an e-mail to The meeting will take place at NWO, Utrecht (Winthontlaan 2, 3526 KV Utrecht) from 13.30-16.30 hours.

Register before 5 September via SGF

A research idea must be submitted by e-mail to no later than September 5 2019. The following information must be included in this e-mail:

•          Name and e-mail address of main applicant
•          A description of the project idea in 200 words (in English)
•          Names of potential cooperation partners

Project submission before 5 November via SGF

A full application, using the application - and budget form, should be submitted by 5 November 2019 (14:00 CE(S)T) via If you have questions about the call, you can contact the SGF.

All registrations and submissions should be send to the SGF. Visit their website here (in Dutch).