ERA-Net on INtesTInal MICrobiomics, diet and health, implementing JPI HDHL objectives

Basic Information


“HDHL-INTIMIC” (INtesTInal MICrobiomics) started on 01. December and is the latest activity initiated by JPI HDHL.14 funding organisations from 9 JPI HDHL partner countries combine their efforts to fund excellent research projects and support the establishment of a transnational and transdisciplinary Knowledge Platform. Research projects as well as Knowledge Platform will both focus on the interrelations between the intestinal microbiome and diet and the resulting health effects.
There is increasing scientific evidence that the intestinal microbiota and its composition greatly influence metabolic processes and thereby affecting the onset and development of lifestyle-related diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms of these interrelations are still largely unknown. Building on the previous achievements of the JPI HDHL joint action INTESTINAL MICROBIOMICS “HDHL-INTIMIC” will further enhance the collaboration between HDHL member countries, the JPI and the European Commission (EC), as well as the establishment of research networks across borders and disciplines. A joint transnational call on the “Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health” cofunded by the EC will be launched early next year. Complementary to this a comprehensive “Knowledge Platform for Intestinal Microbiomics, Diet and Health” will be implemented as an additional networking action. It will be open to scientists from all relevant disciplines as well as stakeholders and will aim at fostering cooperation in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and method standardisation.
The overall aim of HDHL-INTIMIC is to build a solid knowledge base for the development of new strategies and products for health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases through diet-dependent modulation of the intestinal microbiome. In addition, “HDHL-INTIMIC” will launch at least one other additional joint funding action in line with the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Health

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
HDHL-INTIMIC 2021 Call STAMIFY two-stages 28/01/2021 31/03/2021

Submitted: 24


Submitted: 17


Successful: 13

Funded: 6

HDHL-INTIMIC 2020 Call PREPHOBES two-stages 27/01/2020 07/05/2020

Submitted: 36


Submitted: 16


Successful: 11

Funded: 4

3rd Cofund Call: Impact of Diet, Food Components and Food Processing on Body Weight Regulation and Overweight Related Metabolic Diseases two-stages 05/02/2019 02/04/2019

Submitted: 39


Submitted: 19


Successful: 9

Funded: 7

2nd Cofunded Call: Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health one-stage 04/09/2018   18/02/2019

Submitted: 1


Successful: 1

Funded: 1

HDHL-INTIMIC Cofunded Call "Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health" two-stages 26/01/2017 05/04/2017

Submitted: 80


Submitted: 28


Funded: 11