Orphanet (www.orpha.net) is a unique resource, gathering and improving knowledge on rare diseases so as to improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases.

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Orphanet website is undergoing a complete makeover, starting with the look and feel of the site.


E-Rare associates with Blackswan Foundation to co-organize 4th International Congress on Reaserch of Rare and Orphan Diseases - RE(ACT) 2018.

The congress will take place from 7-10 of March 2018 in Bologna, Italy.


European Medicines Agency has published the final guidance document for applicants to Horizon 2020 topic “New therapies for rare diseases” on the EMA website. Find more information HERE

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL seeks to harmonise access to European research infrastructures joining their various expertise across the range of life science disciplines. This facilitated access is of particular relevance for advanced interdisciplinary research projects, which could highly benefit from the integration of several specialist services and technologies such as biobanking, curated databases, systems biology, mouse mutant phenotyping, marine model organisms, advanced imaging technologies, high-throughput screening or structural biology.

The CORBEL partners now launch an Open Call and thereby offer to all academic and industrial scientists in Europe the chance to accelerate their research project. Through defined pipelines, called Access Tracks, the services of more than 15 CORBEL partner institutes from 8 participating research infrastructures, including BBMRI, will be made accessible to interested scientists. The intention is to provide access to multiple research infrastructure services and benefit from user feedback in order to improve, where transitions between infrastructures are not as smooth as desirable.

Successful applicants will have the unique opportunity to access multiple research infrastructures with just one application. Available services are grouped into four different Access Tracks:
1) Genotype-to-Phenotype analysis
2) Pharmacology for safer drugs/ chemical products
3) Structure-function analysis of large protein complexes
4) Marine Metazoan Developmental Models

Proposal submission for the 1st CORBEL Open Call for research projects will open 5 October, 2016.

For more information, please visit the project website

E-Rare 2012 - Created by Toussaint Biger