In November 2017, the Horizon2020 project "Research School for TINnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments" (TIN-ACT) which is coordinated by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), was launched. Eurogrant supported the Dutch coordinator and its seven partners from Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom by coordinating the negotiation of the consortium agreement. The project lasts 4 years and has a budget of 4 million euros, which is fully paid by the European Commission. During its lifetime, Eurogrant offers training courses for PhD students in project management and business start-up.
In the project to study tinnitus, the researchers want to elucidate the biological mechanisms that form the basis for its formation. A total of 15 doctoral students will be trained to find out what causes tinnitus, methods for detecting tinnitus and possible treatments.
TIN-ACT stands for Tinnitus Assessment Causes and Treatments. Other participating institutions in the research project are: Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University of Nottingham, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Oticon, Widex, Cochlear Research and Development. Various partner organizations are also involved in the project: European Federation of Hard or Hearing People, European Association of Tinnitus Associations, Eurogrant, Hertz Training for Scientists, TinnitusHub, Technical University of Denmark and Siemens Healthineers.
More information about the project can be found here.