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January 02 2019

European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) call and website online!


The first European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) transnational call is officially launched!

You can find information about this call on the new website of the EJP RD here, including the call text and the guidelines for applicants.

The topic of this first transnational call is Research projects to accelerate diagnosis and/or explore disease progression and mechanisms of rare diseases: “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 benefit for patients.”

  • Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 eligible research partners from at least 4 different countries (with no more than 2 partners from the same country).
  • With the inclusion of underrepresented countries (e.g. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Turkey), the maximum number of research partners can be increased to 8.
  • Additional research partners, from countries not involved in EJP-RD JTC 2019 (e.g. UK), that secure their own funding may join the consortia (but limited to 2 partners of this kind)
  • It is encouraged to include Patient advocacy organisations in the proposal. They will not be counted in maximum number of research partners.

The national contact points, where you can check your eligibility, are all listed here

The submission deadline for pre-proposals is February 15, 2019
The submission deadline for full proposals is June 11, 2019
Link to submit proposal here


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