3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORK ON RARE IMMUNODEFICIENCY, AUTOINFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE NETWORK (ERN-RITA) [ERN RITA]
The Rare Immunodeficiency, Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Disease Network is dedicated to bring together concerted efforts from the leading European centres and existing scientific networks for prima...
The Rare Immunodeficiency, Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Disease Network is dedicated to bring together concerted efforts from the leading European centres and existing scientific networks for primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID), secondary and acquired immunodeficiency disorders (SAID), vasculitis and paediatric rheumatic diseases. 24 core centres and >100 potential affiliate centres are involved to improve patient care across Europe using complex diagnostic evaluation and highly specialised cutting edge therapies. Following our motto “from rare care to frequent cure”, this network aims to facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for EU citizens. We will bring up the weakest countries to the level of the highest and thus contribute to the reduction of inequalities within EU Member States. Together with patient groups and other stakeholders including European societies and combining our clinical and research expertise with e-Health tools, we will develop high standards of clinical care. We will enable centres of excellence to drive interdisciplinary clinical research to facilitate recent rapid advances in molecular genetics to be available for patients across Europe. The ERN RITA network will enable, for the first time, systematic and long-term cross-fertilization of historically distinct initiatives. This will encourage equality of healthcare provision for rare disease patients all over Europe.
Start date: 01/03/2017 - End date: 28/02/2018
Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2017