Research method

The DISH Model

The work of EuroDISH will be organised around the 'DISH' model, which represents four key building blocks of food and health research, as well as different stages of research
infrastructure development :

Determinants of dietary behaviour
Intake of foods and nutrients
Status and functional markers of nutritional health
Health and disease risks of foods and nutrients

The activities in this project will take
place in three phases :
1. Mapping existing research infrastructures and identifying gaps, needs and governance issues.
2. Integrating findings within and between DISH pillars, by defifining larger entities of required infrastructures and identifying newly arising gaps and needs.
3. Developing a conceptual design with a roadmap for implementation.

To ensure its recommendations are actionable, EuroDISH will perform case studies on research infrastructures for dietary assessment, and those for innovative research into the biological mechanisms linking diet and disease.

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