The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH), through its Medical Research Administration, is a pivotal organization in Israel for managing and funding of bio-medical and medical research.
The strategic approach of CSO-MOH is to support investigator-initiated (bottom-up) research projects performed in hospitals, universities and research institutes.
Grant requests sent in response to public Calls for Applications issued by the Research Fund, are peer-reviewed in various research disciplines review committees (Study Sections). Funding of feasibility studies and fellowships to Physicians-Researchers is also available. CSO-MOH is also mandated to regulate animal experimentation, genetic human experimentation and homeland security aspects of biomedical research in Israel. The national councils on Stem Cells research and on Bioethics are also under CSO-MOH jurisdiction.
Besides JPIAMR, CSO-MOH is a partner organization in JPND and in several ERA-NET projects (NEURON II, EuroNanoMed II, Infect-ERA, E-RARE II, TRANSCAN, SIINN and CASyM).
CSO-MOH is the task leader of Task 2.3 Publishing a JPIAMR Newsletter and information material and Task 2.6: Exploring social media technologies as means to reach the general public.