This section is dedicated specifically to researchers. You will find here the information about the opportunities of rare diseases research funding at the national level in  "National RD funding initiatives" and "Next generation sequencing facilities database" that groups sequencing platforms from Europe and Associated countires.

Fondation maladies rares
Rare diseases foundation
France

The “Fondation maladies rares” is a unique alliance of stakeholders created to promote and support basic and clinical research towards more effective health care for patients affected with rare diseases. Despite the significant efforts that have been made in France during last years in order to promote research on rare diseases, current knowledge on rare diseases remains very heterogeneous suffering from the lack of coordination between research groups and of interactions between public and private partners.

The creation of the “Fondation maladies rares” was one of the main goals of the 2nd National Plan for Rare Diseases (2011-2014). It was established by five major co-founders: Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM), Alliance Maladies Rares (French patient’s federation), Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Board of Directors of major French Universities and Hospital Centres.

The aim of the Foundation is to promote synergies and to associate capacities of its members and partners in order to support the development of new therapies.The “Fondation maladies rares” aims at making available a "continuum" of expertise for the development of research on rare diseases, including basic and clinical science, approaches for clinical and biological data collection, supports to early phases of clinical trials and international cooperation.

The “Fondation maladies rares” act as a strategic centre. It brings financial support to innovative projects and stimulate and federate networks between researchers and physicians. These objectives cannot be achieved without a close cooperation of all actors involved in Rare Diseases, and the necessary development of partnerships with industries already engaged in Rare Diseases towards improvement of the quality of patient’s care. Located in the heart of the Platform for Rare Diseases, the “Fondation maladies rares”, through its public, associative and private partnerships, is actively involved in keeping excellence in research on Rare Diseases and maintaining this field at a high priority level for the best benefit of patients.

1. Title of the programme: Hight throughput sequencing: exomes
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: twice a year
 
2. Title of the programme: Hight throughput sequencing: whole genomes
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: yearly
 
3. Title of the programme: Murine models
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: yearly
 
4. Title of the programme: Non-murine models (excluding large animals)
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: yearly
 
5. Title of the programme: Hight throughput screening of molecules with potential therapeutic use
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: yearly
 
6. Title of the programme: Social and human sciences
Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals
Recurrence of the programme: yearly

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