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RD-ACTION launches an informal ERN ‘Matchmaker’ tool

The tool aims to facilitate discussions and collaboration between experts willing to join an ERN.

January 21, 2016

Continuing the work of the previous Joint Action to support the field as the first Call for European Reference Networks (ERNs), the new Joint Action for Rare Diseases has launched an informal Rare Disease ERN “matchmaker” exercise to facilitate discussions and collaboration between experts willing to join an ERN.

The aim this informal “matchmaker” tool is facilitate to those groups planning to lead a network finding colleagues and consortia that might be interested in applying to set-up or join an ERN in the same thematic group of disease field and vice versa, encouraging discussions and collaboration between specialists and increasing transparency. At intervals of approximately 3 weeks a spreadsheet of the responses received for each Thematic Grouping will be emailed to all those submitting their data under that same Thematic Group.

The Pilot Network in Rare Anaemias ENERCA, which will apply for the ERN in Rare Haematological Diseases, has already completed the exercise accordingly to this thematic group.

Find more information and participate in this initiative on RD ACTION website.
 

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