The H2020 proposal : “European Rare disease research Coordination and support Action” (ERICA) submitted on behalf of the ERN Research Working Group, has received a positive evaluation and is invited to the grant preparation phase!
This project is about building on the strength of the individual ERNs and create a platform that integrates research and innovation capacity.
All 24 ERNs will be represented as official beneficiary by their coordinator institutes. In addition, several other important stakeholders will be involved as official beneficiary.
The aim of ERICA is to establish a structural framework in support of the research activities of the ERNs. ERICA will promote inter-ERN research activities and establish firm collaborative ties with existing European and international infrastructures and consortia involved in rare disease research and innovation. The formation of this coordinated support structure will stimulate clinical research activities and leverage the cost efficiency of rare disease research in Europe and beyond, contributing to earlier diagnosis and better management for patients with rare diseases and conditions.
ERICA is coordinated by Prof. Alberto Pereira (ENDO-ERN coordinator), co-chair of the ERN Research Working Group. We are thankful for the already constructive collaboration and we’re looking forward to develop this project successfully together !