March 2024 Newsletter

In this edition we invite you to apply for our Grant Funding, and an update on where to find TEATIME presentations this quarter.

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the first 2024 TEATIME COST Action newsletter for improving biomedical research by automated behaviour monitoring in the animal home-cage. In this edition we invite you to apply for our Grant Funding, and an update on where to find TEATIME presentations this quarter.
There is still time to apply:
Are you planning to present your work at a scientific conference in a poster or talk? Need funding for your travel, registration, and accommodation costs?
TEATIME can provide a grant for this if you are under 40 years old and affiliated to a legal entity in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country for the Conference fund.
Do you want to travel to another laboratory? Learning skills related to HCM?
Our grants cover travel, accommodation, and limited lab expenses to cover these visits: Short-Term Scientific Missions
Find our open grant calls
Our Resource page is growing!

We invite you to read some of our new resources including a Manual developed from the 1st TEATIME Advanced Training Workshop). Our website is updated regularly with new information.

Find our resources
Where to find a TEATIME presenter this quarter

Lars Lewejohann and Lior Bikovski are hosting a session at Measuring Behaviour focusing on insights and lessons learnt around Home Cage Monitoring. 

Action member Stefano Gaburro is hosting a session discussing the developing field of digital animal research. 

TEATIME are hosting an eventing event on at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum in Vienna. Click below for more information on this and other events.

TEATIME Webinars

Look out for the new videos, including. Smart-Kage: the home cage monitoring system for fully automated AI-based long-term continuous phenotyping of mouse cognition and behaviour

Watch our webinars
TEATIME Reflections from Gender equality month
We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to reflect upon women representation of our COST Action and zoom in on the gender statistics of the grants we have awarded.
Read the blog
Second TEATIME HCM Advanced Training School
We have had a great response to our call for applications to join our second advanced training course. We will inform all successful applicants by 4th April. A report from the Training School will be published later this year.
Training school information
Paper with TEATIME Author contributors

We are pleased to share a paper which includes contributions from COST Action CA20135 (TEATIME) members. The paper discusses the repurposing of nonclinical in vivo data using a minimal metadata set (MNMS).

Read our paper

We hope you have found this newsletter interesting and informative. We would be very happy to hear from any of you with feedback and comments. Please also share this newsletter with your colleagues and if you have been forwarded this email and don’t want to miss future newsletters, then please subscribe. All new webinars will be announced on the website and via X 2-3 weeks before the event so please watch the space!

On behalf of all members of the TEATIME Action,

Vootele Voikar – TEATIME Chair
Sara Wells – Grant Holder, TEATIME Vice-chair
Sabine Hölter-Koch – Science Communication Coordinator


This newsletter is based upon work from COST Action TEATIME, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). COST is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career, and innovation.
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  • Published: 20th March 2024

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