Vibrio research funding opportunity

ISSC is seeking to fund studies to identify and evaluate factors which contribute to risk of vibrio illnesses and better tools for addressing biotoxin concerns. The purpose of this RFP is to invite interested parties to propose studies that could offer viable control options for identifying risk factors for vibrios and more effective techniques and tools for assessing risk from shellfish toxins. The ability to initiate data gathering in 2020 will be considered in the process. The following link provides additional information that will allow proposal submitters to understand the scope of the RFP and develop a proposal in an acceptable format. ISSC Request for Proposal.

The CA Department of Public Health is the State Authority for regulating commercial shellfish in California and is interested in partnering with potential applicants. For this RFP it is important to understand the current regulatory system for Vp or biotoxins in order to create an effective and impactful study for consideration. Please contact Vanessa Zubkousky-White