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E-Rare Flash News November 2017

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E-Rare Flash News November 2017

The pre-announcement of the 10th E-Rare joint call for funding multilateral research projects on rare diseases 2018

"Transnational research projects on hypothesis-driven use of multi-omic integrated approaches for discovery of disease causes and/or functional validation in the context of rare diseases"

has just been published on the E-Rare website:

The call will open on December 7, 2017.

The aim of the call is to enable scientists in different countries to build an effective collaboration on a common interdisciplinary research project based on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with a clear translational research approach. Projects shall involve a group of rare diseases or a single rare disease following the European definition i.e. a disease affecting not more than five in 10 000 persons in the European Community, EC associated states and Canada. 18 countries are planning to join this call: Austria*, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania*, Spain*, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey.

*Decision still pending

The research projects have to focus on hypothesis-driven use of multi-omic integrated approaches for discovery of disease causes and/or functional validation in the context of rare diseases.

Transnational research proposals must cover at least one of the following areas, which are equal in relevance for this call:

  • Combined multi-omics approaches (e.g. epigenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, etc.) that complement genomics-based gene discovery strategies and that are driven by a lead hypothesis
  •  Functional validation of clinical or biological inferences obtained from “-omics” results
  • Application of “-omics” approaches to rare diseases for which the gene(s) is/are known to enable insight into disease pathophysiology
  • Development and application of concepts and methods for pathogenic read-outs of disease groups, which can be used as "blue print" to discover new disease genes and inform pathomechanism

 You can find more information on E-Rare website :

If you are Interested in establishing new collaborations you can find your potential partners by using our « Looking for collaborations tool » available from the E-Rare website home page :

Please note :

The information provided in this pre-announcement is indicative, may be subject to changes and is not legally binding to the funding organisations.

Additional funding organisations might join the call before the official publication.

The 4th RE(ACT) Congress - International Congress on Research of Rare and Orphan Diseases - to be held at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna, Italy, from March 7 to 10, 2018, is jointly organized by E-Rare and the Blackswan Foundation. The congress aims to bring together world leaders and young scientists from a variety of scientific fields to present cutting edge research, to discuss results and to exchange ideas. It will be preceeded by workshops focusing on European Reference Networks and Undiagnosed Diseases (UDNI).

In order to view the full program and time table for this event :

Profit from the  specifc RE(ACT) Community rate and register here :

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