Research projects on personalised medicine - Smart combination of pre-clinical and clinical research with data and ICT solutions

The overall aim of the call is to fund projects showing clinical feasibility of PM in complex diseases (including multifactorial, monogenic and other diseases). By feasibility is meant the demonstration of significant and clinically relevant improvement of current diagnostics and/or therapeutics, based on improved understanding of underlying molecular mechanisms. Furthermore, applicants are expected to combine pre-clinical and/or clinical research with bio-informatics components to enable data quality on one side and the potential applicability for health care providers on the other side. 

The overall objectives of the ERA PerMed call are (i) to support translational research projects in the field of Personalised Medicine; (ii) to encourage and enable interdisciplinarity, in combining pre-clinical and/or clinical research with computational components and; (iii) to encouragecollaboration between academia (research teams from universities, higher education institutions, public research performing institutions), clinical/public health research (research teams from hospital/ public health institutions, healthcare settings and other healthcare organisations) and private partners e.g. SMEs (Small and Medium-size Enterprises).

Proposals must be interdisciplinary and clearly demonstrate the potential impact in PM as well as the added value of transnational collaboration. 

Each project proposal MUST tackle both major research areas: The Research Area 1: “Validation, pre-clinical and clinical biomedical research – Translating Basic to Clinical Research and Beyond” and the Research Area 2: Data analysis, management and protection – Integrating Big Data and ICT Solutions” by addressing at least one module out of each research area:

  • Module 1A: Pre-clinical Research and/or Module 1B: Clinical Research from Research Area 1.
  • Module 2A: Data and ICT – Enabling Technology and/or Module 2B: Data and ICT – Towards application in health care from Research Area 2.
  • Submission deadline for full-proposals: 5th July 2018 (17:00 CET)

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