Communities on Food Consumer Science

The EU-funded COMFOCUS project will examine key national and regional research infrastructures in the field of food consumer science. Its mission is to advance the food consumer science community beyond its current level of fragmentation that is preventing it from being the data-rich science area contributing to the societal problem of (un-)healthy food choices. As a library of metadata and digital service tools, the COMFOCUS knowledge platform will be an easily accessible focal point for all European researchers within the principles of FAIR and the responsible research and innovation data use. Steps include a coordinated set of activities on networking, joint research and transnational and virtual access to key research infrastructures. Outcomes will be disseminated and supported by a stakeholder forum.