The FSVO selects research projects on the basis of the benefit to be gained from implementing the expected results. During the selection process, implementation objectives are determined and notified to the project applicant. Applicants are required to submit annual reports describing the progress of their project. Once the research project has been concluded, the annual implementation meeting evaluates whether the defined implementation objectives have been achieved.
The table below lists all the projects that were completed or started in the various departments. Where projects were completed, the table also shows whether the results have already been implemented or whether implementation is still ongoing. In 2012 and 2013 the food safety and nutrition departments were part of the FOPH, while animal health, animal welfare and species conservation belonged to the SFVO. The projects completed during these years are marked accordingly in the table below.
Number of research projects per department and implementation status
* In 2016 specific calls were issued for projects in the areas «nutrition» and «animal health and antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in calf fattening». The final selection had not been made by the time these figures were compiled on 31.12.2016.
How the research findings were implemented in the departments