MOBI-KIDS is partially funded by the European Union’s 7 Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) under EU grand agreement 226873.
Additional funding for the international coordination was provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Additional funding for the conduct of the project at the national level is provided by the sources listed below:
- ODAS (private source for paediatric cancer research and visual disabilities)
-Institute of Health Carlos III – FIS (Health Research Fund)
** Please note that there are strong barriers in place to preserve the study’s intellectual independence.
In a letter from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association to the Canadian Institute of Health Research Committee, it specifies:
“In order to ensure that MOBI-KIDS is conducted independently of commercial interests of our organization, it is important that, other than providing technical information upon request, CWTA will not be directly involved with the conduct of the study. As was the case with INTERPHONE, CWTA will not be involved in any way in the design, conduct, analysis or interpretation of the MOBI-KIDS study, and will not see study results until they appear in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. CWTA has restricted its role to that of an advisor on technical matters such as these, and a facilitator between the research team and cell phone carriers. In doing so, CWTA is able to contribute financially and technically to the resolution of risk issues relating to cellular phones and wireless technologies in young people, while remaining independent of the epidemiological research on the potential health risks of radiofrequency fields undertaken by the research team.”
Signed by Bernard Lord, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association