10-01-2023 - HELICONference

Social differences in COVID-19 vaccination (01-02-2023 - 12h-13h CET)
COVID-19 vaccination has been demonstrated to be an effective public health prevention tool during the crisis. COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to lower the risk of developing severe COVID-19 infections and of dying due to COVID-19. Although Belgium has a high overall COVID-19 vaccination coverage, there are still differences between population groups with regard to vaccination willingness and uptake. In this webinar, leading experts will provide more information on social differences in COVID-19 vaccination in Belgium, potential explanations for these differences and strategies to prevent them. The event is free, but registration is required.
More information, programme and registration... 

06-09-2022 - FAIR-GNSS

Webinar "Putting the FAIR principles into practice" (11-10-2022)
In the context of the BRAIN-be 2.0 FAIR-GNSS project funded by BELSPO, the Royal Observatory of Belgium together with open science experts at Ghent University, is organizing a  webinar  "Putting the FAIR principles into practice: the journey of a GNSS data repository".
The goal of the webinar is to give a hands-on introduction to FAIR data principles and showcase a practical implementation.
We will illustrate the use of available tools and metrics to assess the initial level of "FAIRness" of the data in our repositories as well as the steps and the issues we experienced in the process of applying FAIR principles to our data:
- restructuring of the data repositories,
- use of Persistent Identifiers for data (DOI for GNSS data),
- proposals for metadata standards for GNSS data as FAIR digital objects
As the focus is on the "journey" and on our experience as a team dealing with GNSS data in "putting FAIR data principles into practice", the webinar could be of interest to the GNSS community,  but potentially also to anyone struggling to apply FAIR data principles to their data/repositories.
It's a free online webinar that will be held on October 11th 2022 (14:00-17:00 GMT+2). Registration is mandatory.
More information and registration... 

31-08-2022 - AHEAD

Study day “Health information and policy” (06-10-2022)
Belgium has a rich health information landscape, with valuable information from administrative sources (e.g., health care use, mortality and causes of death, social security) as well as population health surveys and surveillance systems. The Sciensano service Lifestyle and chronic diseases plays a central role in the Belgian health information system. The Service generates and valorises health information to quantify the state of health and health inequalities in Belgium and to support public health policy making. Via the AHEAD project , supported by Belspo, the Service aims to increase the visibility of the Belgian health information system and identify prevailing technical, legal and ethical bottlenecks. AHEAD explores the possibilities of integrating the data that exist within the Belgian health information system and facilitating its use for scientific exploitation and valorisation.
More information, the programme and registration... 

30-08-2022 - HELICON

HELICONference: Mental health reprecussions of the COVID-19 crisis (22-09-2022)
The mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis is a major public health concern. The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has placed unprecedented strains on society. Known risk factors for poor mental health heightened (e.g., insecurity, unemployment), whereas protective factors (e.g., social connections, daily routine) declined drastically. Impressive data collection efforts have been made early-on in the crisis to investigate the mental health burden of the crisis on the Belgian population.
More information, the programme and registration...

28-07-2022 - BRAIN-BE - HIPE & EAGLES

African lakes emit far less greenhouse gases than feared
A better understanding of the aquatic biogeochemical cycle of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and a more precise estimate of GHGs emissions at regional and global scales are essential to implement realistic pathways to attenuate climate change and assess the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. Natural lakes are thought to be globally significant sources of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. A new study on 24 African lakes, published in Science advances , brings more insight on this issue. This study is based on two BELSPO-funded projects (EAGLES and HIPE ) that imply a collaboration between ULiège, KULeuven, the RMCA, the NAFIRRI  and the TAFIRI . Althought the results need to be confirmed, the study shows that the lakes emit less greenhouse gases than feared.
More info...

31-05-2022 - BRAIN-BE - CREW

CREW Seminar - Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes
In the context of population ageing, understanding how different approaches to welfare can protect the health and well-being of older adults is an important priority and challenge. Our seminar aims to provide a forum to explore perspectives regarding the “welfare models,” their changes, and their consequences for health and well-being at older ages.
The seminar will summarise the key findings of the JPI-MYBL-funded project. It will also present recent research on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and well-being of older people.
We hope to provide inputs for policy-makers, care providers, and advocates for older adults on potential ways of meeting needs in the context of demographic pressures, socio-economic changes, and exceptional circumstances, such as the recent pandemic.
Where? University of Louvain (UCLouvain)
Date? 22 June 2022 from 9.30 am until 1 pm
Place? room Lecl-93, building Leclercq, Place Montesquieu 1, Louvain-la-Neuve.
[Registration ]

23-05-2022 - BRAIN-BE - TAKE

Final conference of the BELMOD and TAKE project 23 June 2022
Non-take-up of social rights is an important theme in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. The FPS Social Security and the TAKE Consortium are organizing a conference on this theme on Thursday 23 June to present the final results of the BELMOD project and the TAKE project .
More info...

06-05-2022 - BRAIN-BE - FAR - ANNULATION

In the framework of the project Folks, Authorities and Radicalism : between polarization and social construction (FAR) , Jean-Benoit Pilet and Marco Ognibene (ULB) invited Professor Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo) for a seminar entitled The Personality of Violent Jihadists: Examining Violent and Non-Violent Defense of Muslims.
When? 12 May 2022, from 12:30 to 14:00
Where? At ULB, Campus du Solbosch, Building S, Rokkan Hall (S12.234), 44, Avenue Jeanne - 1050 Bruxelles
More info...

04-05-2022 - HELICON

On April 27th, the fourth webinar of the HELICON project took place. This time, the focus was put on data needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the presence of more than 100 participants, this was a fruitful and highly interactive conference. The recording and presentations of the webinar are now available.
The next #HELICONference webinar will take place on 22 September, and will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental health in Belgium.

16-03-2022 - Call FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

The Unit Contractual Research of the FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment has launched a call for thematic (RT), free (RF) and transnational research projects - Euphresco (RI). All information is available on their website under the link "Open calls" . The deadline for the submission of RT and RF declarations of intent and RI Expressions of Interest is tuesday 26 April 2022 at 12 noon sharp.

14-03-2022 - TRAHOME - First conference of the Belgian Homelessness Research Network

First conference of the Belgian Homelessness Research Network, 24 March 2022
Homelessness is on the rise in Belgium and Europe. Research on the national and international level is needed to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness through better use of data and evidence. In the BRAIN-project TRAHOME, three research groups have joined forces: LUCAS KU Leuven, Social Work and Social Pedagogy UGent and CIRTES of the UCL. TRAHOME is a four-year research project on the trajectories of homeless persons based on a mixed methods research approach.
Since homelessness research is also taking place in diverse research groups across the country and provides complexities, the TRAHOME team would like to organize an open-minded exchange between researchers dealing with homelessness, and associated historical and societal issues and processes leading to homelessness, in the Belgian welfare state.
We are therefore pleased to announce the first conference of the Belgian Homelessness Research Network in Brussels. The aim of the network is to strengthen and cross-fertilize the knowledge and cooperation between different researchers, and to create an inspiring network of early stage researchers and PhD students.
More info...

14-03-2022 - SEAD - Survey

The VUB would like to investigate the working conditions of platform workers in Belgium.
We would like to know how you experience platform work! By answering a couple of questions, you will help us create a better understanding of how you work!
Participate in this survey of about 15 min., and have a chance to win one of the 100 gift vouchers, worth €20!

24-02-2022 - Symposium BePAPER (23-03-2022 > 25-03-2022)

Avant-Garde Art on Paper in Europe, 1905-1950
As part of the research project BePAPER, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, are organizing an international symposium on the role of paper in European avant-garde art during the first half of the 20th century.
The symposium will take place from March 23rd to March 25th 2022.
More information and registration 

22-02-2022 - Webinar HELICON (27-04-2022)

Data needs during the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the scientific community. Belgian researchers have increasingly gained insight in procedures and tools needed to navigate this crisis and in this process, data has been vital to understand, manage and prevent the spread of the virus and its pervasive consequences. With creative approaches and unique collaborations, several data problems have been solved successfully. Other data needs, however, have remained unfulfilled. This webinar focusses on potential obstacles and gaps in the available research infrastructure but it also provides examples of innovative data use and research opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. This knowledge may be instrumental for the ongoing COVID-19 research, as well as for managing potential future health crises. Together with leading data experts, we also discuss the challenging balancing act between data accessibility and data security.
This webinar is organized jointly with the AHEAD project (Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform).
Info and registration 

19-01-2022 - AHEAD - Healthy Data citizen e-consultation

Healthy Data – an online citizen consultation on the reuse of health data
AHEAD  (“Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform”, a two-year project funded by Belspo) and the EU Joint Action TEHDAS  (“Towards a European Health Data Space”) have launched the Healthy Data e-consultation on the reuse of health data for purposes beyond individual care, such as research and policy making. The online platform wants to stimulate engagement, reflection and exchange with and between citizens. Therefore, the e-consultation platform is made up of an interactive test, discussion boards, and supporting information. Citizens’ contributions will feed future recommendations concerning the awareness and involvement of citizens in the reuse of data and will be passed on to the European Commission.
The e-consultation is organised by Sciensano (Belgium), the Health Data Hub (France) and the NHS Confederation (United Kingdom). The platform is available in Dutch, French and English, and accessible for all European citizens. Contributions can be made until 4 April 2022.
You are kindly invited to discover and contribute to the Healthy Data e-consultation and to further disseminate the initiative among your network.

18-01-2022 - Job Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)

Assistant scientifique contractuel (m/f/x)
Dans le cadre du projet BRAIN-be 2.0 FRIABLE.
(deadline: 31/01/2022)
Contractueel wetenschappelijk assistent (m/v/x)
In het kader van het BRAIN-be 2.0 project FRIABLE.
(deadline: 31/01/2022)

13-01-2022 - Job Sciensano

Wetenschapper  (m/v/x)
Bijdrage van milieustressoren aan de ziektelast in Vlaanderen

11-01-2022 - BRAIN-be 2.0 - Call 2022-2023

The long-awaited normalisation of working and living conditions is still not a reality. For your convenience, the closure of the BRAIN-be 2.0 call for proposals is postponed by two weeks, to Tuesday 15 February 14:00.

21-12-2021 - Job Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)

Master in Conservatie-restauratie of in Chemie  (m/v/x)
voor studie moderne schilderkunst
In het kader van het BRAIN-be project BeAM 
(deadline: 14/01/2022)

17-12-2021 - Final report NAMED

The final report of NAMED (NAture impact on MEntal health Distribution) is available. Mental illnesses appear to be a growing problem in modern societies, tending to be more frequent in big cities. The NAMED project investigates how the built and non-built environment impact the mental wellbeing of Brussels’ citizens. Results show that vbth positive (presence of nature) and negative (motorized traffic) environmental factors are unequally distributed in the Brussels-Capital Region (BCR). Brussels’ dwellers with a lower socioeconomic status are affected most by the environmental negatives and least by the environmental positives.

10-11-2021 - Job State Archives (ARA-AGR)

1 onderzoeker (m/v/x)
in het kader van het BRAIN-be project Outlaw
(deadline: 25/11/2021)

05-11-2021 | State of the Art B@SEBALL

Reducing health inequality is an important challenge of primary health care. B@SEBALL aims to contribute to more equal health opportunities for children, by investigating the health contribution of biodiversity at school environments, and how this is distributed among children with different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In this state-of-art document, the main findings of past research are reviewed, as well as the research gaps that will be investigated by B@SEBALL.

28-10-2021 | Press release KBR - BESOCIAL

Quels médias sociaux devraient être conservés par KBR?
KBR fait appel à vous via un crowdsourcing ayant pour but d’archiver le contenu des médias sociaux belges. Quels comptes et hashtags mériteraient d’être archivés ? #moulesfrites ou #doureuuuh ? @foirelivrebxl ou @fetesdewallonie?
Vous pouvez envoyer vos suggestions via .
Welke sociale media moeten volgens u worden bewaard?
KBR start een crowdsourcing-actie om Belgische sociale media-inhoud te archiveren. Welke accounts en hashtags verdienen het om gearchiveerd te worden? #biefstukfriet of #donderdagveggiedag? @pukkelpop of @RockWerchter?
Iedereen mag suggesties inzenden via .

30-09-2021 - BRAIN-be 2.0 - Information session

We are organising an information session on 12 October 2021 from 14:00 till 16:00 for researchers who would like to submit a research proposal within Pillars 1 and/or 3. This session is intended to provide general information about the programme and to allow researchers to ask any questions they may have.

21-09-2021 - BRAIN-be 2.0 - Call 2022-2023

The 3rd and last call for proposals:
Pillar 1 "Challenges and knowledge of the living and non-living world"
Pillar 2 "Heritage Science".
Pillar 3 "Federal societal challenges".

14-09-2021 | State of the Art HELICON

The COVID-19 crisis has faced Belgium with unprecedented societal challenges. Large uncertainties still exist regarding the multidimensional impact of COVID-10 on population health. HELICON aims to 1) identify sociodemographic and socio-economic factors of risk and resilience, 2) describe the medium- and long-term direct health impact of COVID-19 infections, 3) assess the indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in terms of non-COVID morbidity and mortality and the health economic impact of delayed health care use. This state-of-the-art report synthesizes the current literature relevant for the project objectives and methodology.

02/09/2021 - BRAIN-be 2.0 - Call 2022-2023 - PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

The 3th and last call for proposals:
Pillar 1 "Challenges and knowledge of the living and non-living world"
Pillar 2 "Heritage Science".
Pillar 3 "Federal societal challenges".
is in preparation and will be launched 21 September 2021.

06-07-2021 | Call for paper BEPAPER

Avant-Garde Art on Paper in Europe, 1905-1950
As part of the research project BePAPER, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, are organizing an international symposium on the role of paper in European avant-garde art during the first half of the 20th century.
The symposium will take place from March 23rd to March 25th 2022.
Proposals should be send in by October 15th.
Learn more about the Call for paper 

06-07-2021 | BRAIN-be | Symposium NAMED

Symposium on urban health.
The University of Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Belspo, Innoviris and the research partners (UCLouvain, Sciensano, KULeuven, INBO, UHasselt) invite you to the Symposium "Urban Health Brussels".
In this symposium, the two research projects Green & Quiet (financed by Innoviris) and NAMED  (financed by Belspo) present the measured and perceived impact of the Brussels environment on health and well-being.
When? On 19 October 2021, from 9h-13h.
Where? The event takes place on the VUB campus with an online option.
Info and registration 

25-06-2021 | Recording Seminar Live Stream UN-MENAMAIS

Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Sexual violence in Belgium

15-06-2021 | Agenda Brain-be - Study day ADOCHS

Study day on Image & Data Processing in the Cultural Heritage Sector
The Adochs project  organises an online study day on Image & Data Processing in the Cultural Heritage Sector. Morning presentations will shed light on the project results to improve the quality of the files produced in the context of heritage digitisation. And afternoon sessions will open the discussion on the possible follow-up of this project and the evolution of our organisations in the light of artificial intelligence.
In addition, if you want to join the teams for the Poster Session, submit it for June 30th.
When? September 14th (deadline for posters is June 30th)
Where? Online on
Info and registration 

15-06-2021 | Press release Brain-be - UN-MENAMAIS

Two third of the Belgian population is sexually victimised during their lifetime
Sexual violence is rampant in Belgium. In the first large-scale representative and gender- and age-sensitive study on sexual violence in Belgium, called “UN-MENAMAIS ‘(Understanding the Mechanisms, Nature, Magnitude and Impact of Sexual Violence in Belgium), experts from Ghent University, the University of Liège, and the National Institute for Criminology and Criminalistics found that two third of the Belgian population experienced sexual violence during their life.
Press release

08-06-2021 | Agenda - Webinar HELICON 30-06-2021

Webinar on "Burden of post-COVID conditions in Belgium: current insights and future perspectives"
As the population of patients recovering from COVID-19 grows, it is becoming increasingly clear that COVID-19 has the potential of causing long-lasting health effects. Some people develop post-COVID health conditions after being first infected with the virus, even after mild or asymptomatic infections. Many uncertainties still exist regarding the causality, the onset of the symptoms, the combination of symptoms and the treatment of post-COVID.
In the framework of the HELICON project, three leading Belgian scientists have been to share their views on this enigmatic disease. In this first #HELICONference webinar, they will unveil the latest insights into Post-COVID in Belgium and provide an outlook on the future developments in post-COVID research.
Info and registration

04-06-2021 | State of Art REMEDI

The REMEDI project aims to examine why minority patients are disproportionately absent from mental healthcare services. The focus is therefore put on the potential role of the general practitioners who are the first contact for patients with mental health problems, especially in settings with a (partial) stepped-care model. This first milestone outlines the key questions of the project.

04-06-2021 | State of Art REFUFAM

The interdisciplinary REFUFAM project aims to provide evidence-based recommendations on how government policies and support practices can be reformed to better facilitate refugees’ overall integration process. This leads to identify Belgium’s policy gaps, and trace their impact on refugee families’ psychosocial well-being, and their integration pathways. This first milestone develops these three axis of the research project.

31-05-2021 | State of Art

The project analyses the link between social protection, housing and health from a social investment perspective. As a first milestone of the project, this report lays the foundations for social protection from a social investment (disinvestment?) perspective.

31-05-2021 | State of Art @ntidote

The @ntidote project focuses on the use of social media as a platform of content that may constitute cyberviolence. Using two types of cyberviolence as examples (the publication and dissemination of online hate speech and the non-consensual distribution of intimate images), this project aims to provide answers about what constitutes online harmful behaviour online and what tools are appropriate to combat these forms of cyberviolence in a fundamental rights context. As a first milestone of the project, this state of the art presents the main research questions in the field.

20-05-2021 | Call SEAD

Looking for organisations that work with new digital technologies.
Within the framework of the SEAD project (Sustainable Employment in the Age of Digitalisation) financed by Belspo and involving the VUB, ULiège, ULB and KULeuven, the research teams are seeking organisations using new digital technologies in order to integrate them into the project (see flyer). Please fill in the short online survey .
Your expression of interest is expected until June 2022!

20-05-2021 | BRAIN-be | Online seminar UN-MENAMAIS

Seminar ‘Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Sexual violence in Belgium’
At this seminar we present the results of the UN-MENAMAIS  study, the first gender- and age-sensitive sexual violence prevalence study in Belgium.
The results will be made available to you in 5 pre-recorded capsules to be watched online during the week prior to the seminar:
- Capsule 1: Methodology of the UN-MENAMAIS quantitative & qualitative studies
- Capsule 2: Sexual violence in the Belgian population aged 16-69
- Capsule 3: Sexual violence in older adults in Belgium aged 70+
- Capsule 4: Sexual violence in minority groups in Belgium (LGBT+ & AIPs)
- Capsule 5: Forensic responses to victims of sexual violence
[Information - Subscription]

10-05-2021 | Brain-be - PUMOMIG project

Using some data collected during the PUMOMIG project Alessandro Mazzola (ULiege) and Mattias De Backer (KULeuven - ULiege) compare practices of solidarity in the 2015-18 reception crisis and the recent Covid-19 crisis. The article Solidarity with vulnerable migrants during and beyond the state of crisis (and full issue) is in open access.

10-02-2021 | Webinar SEAD - Online event

Digitalisation and the world of work
Are you interested in the process of digitalisation and its impact on jobs, occupations and workers? Do you want to know more about automation, workplace innovation, the platform economy and the social protection of workers in the digital age?
Join our free webinar on Thursday the 22nd of April!

04-12-2020 | DIGICOLJUST

DIGICOLJUST - Colonial Violence, Subaltern Agency and Shared Archival Heritage: A Digital Platform of Colonial Judiciary Sources
The research project 'DIGICOLJUST - Colonial Violence, Subaltern Agency and Shared Archival Heritage: A Digital Platform of Colonial Judiciary Sources' has launched its blog.
DIGICOLJUST is a two-year (2020-2022) digitizing and research program led by a team of historians and archivists from the State Archives of Belgium (AGR/ARA), the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The project starts from a poorly-known archival collection of fundamental significance for the history of colonial violence and of African agency under Belgian colonialism: the archives of the trial records of the military tribunals of the Congo Free State (1885-1908) and of the Belgian Congo (1908-1960). At the crossroad of heritage science, digital humanities and scholarly expertise, DIGICOLJUST aims to make a significant part of this archival collection accessible to researchers and citizens and to explore new historical questions about colonial repression. DIGICOLJUST's blog will follow the development of the project and the challenges it raised i.a. about the contested heritage of displaced Belgian public colonial archives, about our understanding of colonial violence or about the topicality of the history of military justice in the light of current international debates about soldiers' impunity in present-day Central African contexts.  
More info:

30-11-2020 | Exhibition

Facing Van Eyck. The Miracle of Detail
Facing Van Eyck. The Miracle of Detail looks at Jan van Eyck's extraordinary works through a contemporary lens. Thanks to pioneering digital techniques and new scientific research at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), you can get closer to Van Eyck and his secrets than ever before. Take an immersive dive into Van Eyck's pictorial microcosmos by zooming in on landscapes, architecture, textiles, human figures and everyday objects, and unveil fascinating details hardly visible to the naked eye. Benjamin Glorieux composed a Van Eyck-inspired piece especially for the exhibition - a sensory experience that fascinates both the eye and the ear.
A richly illustrated film focuses on Jan van Eyck's devotional images and links him to the Byzantine icon. By delving deeper into the reception and appropriation of Byzantine models in Van Eyck's work the film explores the religious and artistic exchanges between East and West in the 15th century.
A new way of looking at Jan van Eyck's oeuvre through 20 digitized works that show you the radicality and freshness of his fascinating visual language!
This exhibition fits into the framework of the BELSPO BRAIN-be projects "VERONA" and "ESIX"
More info:

25-11-2020 | SURA

SURA – Unlocking the Photographic Archives of the Pioneering Years of Egyptology at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels
The research project 'SURA – Unlocking the Photographic Archives of the Pioneering Years of Egyptology at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels' has launched its website.
SURA is a joint project (2020–2022) between the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH) and the Department of Archaeology of KU Leuven and will valorise a historical collection of ca. 7000 glass plate negatives kept in the famous Egyptological library of the RMAH. These images date to the first half of the 20th century and document the pioneering years of Egyptology in Belgium from the perspective of Jean Capart, first curator of the Egyptian department of the RMAH and founding father of Belgian Egyptology, and his collaborators. The archaeological sites where the RMAH excavated, and from which objects entered into the museum's collection, are featured among these glass negatives, as are photographs of sites and excavations by other teams. Images of objects in various museum collections worldwide, of the Egyptian landscape, flora, and population are part of the collection as well.
More info:

23-09-2020 | BBOX

The first meeting of the steering committee of this project will take place online, on thursday 15 October at 2pm.
If you want to help us with this project and if you want to join the steering committee, please take contact with

29-06-2020 | State of Art DIGI4FED

DIGI4FED aims to understand how big data can be used in the Belgian federal administration to enable better public service provision through new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. By focusing on the technical, moral, legal and organisational conditions within the internal and external federal decision-making processes, DIGI4FED aims to develop a governance design that serves the administrative and public service processes of the Belgian federal government. As a first milestone of the project, this state of the art presents the contextual elements of the project.

25-05-2020 | Call for proposals

Call for proposals 2020-2021
Call for thematic and bottom-up proposals for
Pillar 1 "Challenges and knowledge of the living and non-living world" and
Pillar 3 "Federal societal challenges"

Due to circumstances beyond our Administration's control, the launch of the call, scheduled for March, has been delayed by almost two months. We are fully aware of the difficulties for the researchers caused by this bad timing and wish to apologise for this. Thank you for your understanding.