RECETOX

 

RECETOX (www.recetox.muni.cz) is an independent department of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno. It was established in 2010 with a support of the CETOCOEN and CETOCOEN UP projects (2010-2015) of the ESIF (OP RDI, Priority Axis 2: Regional Centres of Applied Research). A long-term mission of the Centre was to generate new knowledge on fate and effects of environmental contaminants and make it available for innovation and decision-making at all levels.  The research activities of the Centre have been carried out in four research programmes supported by a state-of- the-art research infrastructure (RI). The RECETOX RI is a part of the Czech Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures and ESFRI Roadmap and as such, it is supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic. Further development of the Centre is currently supported by the CETOCOEN PLUS project (2016-2022) of ESIF, Operational Programme "Research, Development, Education" (OP RDE) synergistic to this Teaming proposal.

 

RECETOX hosts the National centre for Toxic Compounds (NC) in the Czech Republic and the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre (RC) for Capacity-building and Transfer of Technology in Central and Eastern Europe supporting rapid transfer of new research findings into environmental practice on the national and international levels. NC links the innovation potential of the Centre to the needs of partners from public and private sectors and identifies application opportunities. The RC is a partner of choice for United Nations implementing agencies (UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP) in the field of development of global monitoring and information systems including building necessary capacities (letters of UNEP and World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting implementation of the CETOCOEN projects and showing interest in newly generated knowledge are attached as annexes of this proposal). RECETOX is also active in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) coordinating international efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). RECETOX is a lead GEOSS partner in the area of Health and the GEO initiative on Global Observation System for Persistent Organic Pollutants (GOS4POPs). RECETOX is also the Management Board member and national hub coordinator of the new HBM4EU (Human BioMonitoring for EUrope) project of H2020 (Joint Programming).

 

RECETOX expects the enhancement of the value of the significant past and future ESIF investments into the national research infrastructures by topping it up with an excellent expertise, new opportunity for fast integration of the Centre into the European Research Area, harmonization of on- going studies, better exploitation of the research infrastructure and available data, development of human resources, an increased international competitiveness.