WP5 Educational Webinar 2 “Practical guide on how to use the Catalogue of services and the IMT”

In this webinar, Anton Ussi (Operations & Finance Director at EATRIS), together with Agustin Arasanz Duque (Senior Innovation Manager at EATRIS), will provide practical guidance for using two important tools for RD researchers, developed within EU-funded projects: ERICA and EJP RD. This webinar is part of the Educational Webinar Series from ERICA’s WP5 Translation and Innovation. It builds on the introductory webinar “Current research services available for the rare diseases community” that was organized in November 2021 (available on the ERICA website Read

IRDiRC Announces The Creation of Regulatory Science Committee to Tackle Regulatory Challenges in Rare Disease Research

IRDiRC, a global collaborative initiative with the vision to enable all people living with a rare disease to receive an accurate diagnosis, care, and available therapy within one year of coming to medical attention, today announced the formation of the Regulatory Science Committee (RSC). The new RSC “brings broad expertise across different stakeholders and geographies allowing for a balanced synergy that will provide insights and guidance into the advancement of IRDiRCs mission” said David A. Pearce, Chair of IRDiRC.

Read the full press release here.

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ERN Research Mobility Fellowship funding opportunity!

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is glad to announce that the last round for the Research Mobility Fellowships funding opportunity will open on October, 3rd, 2022. The call aims to support PhD students, postdocs, and medical doctors in training to undertake scientific visits fostering specialist research training outside their countries of residence.

The exchange can be carried out (1) within the same ERN (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), (2) between different ERNs (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), or (3) between ERN Full Members / Affiliated Partners and non-ERN institutions.

Either home or host (secondment) institution must [...]

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ERN Data Management Strategy Workshop in Heidelberg on the 17th-18th of October 2022

WP2 ERICA WP2 Data Collection, Integration and Sharing is organising a face-to-face workshop on building an ERN Data Management Strategy Workshop in Heidelberg on the 17th-18th of October 2022*. This multi-stakeholders workshop will focus on developing a strategic and operational ERNs Data Management Strategy.

*The workshop will be organised as a face-to-face meeting only. If the corona situation does not allow for a face-to-face meeting to take place, the workshop will be transferred to an online setting.

 

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Bring Your Own Omics Data workshop (BYOOD) workshop 17th-18th November 2022, Nijmegen, NL

ERNs needs on data analysis (pre-registration)

The Bring Your Own Omics Data workshop (BYOOD) workshop (17th-18th November 2022) is aiming to help ERNs to optimise and integrate their omics data, initiate network analysis, and continue collaborations with the data analysis team.

If you are part of the ERN, please help the EJP RD workshop organising team to further understand what your ERNs needs on data analysis are and complete this pre-registration from by the 2nd of September 2022 through the following link (takes only few minutes!):

https://forms.office.com/r/62EtZpwfV7

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The Smart Guidance tool for the FAIRification of rare disease registries

The Smart Guidance tool for the FAIRification of rare disease registries was released on the 18th of July. This is a questionnaire-based tool built on the Data Stewardship Wizard that will guide users (e.g., data stewards) through the process of making their registry more FAIR. It covers various aspects like the composition of the FAIRification team, best practices for data representation, and giving access to your data.
The tool is accessible via: https://smartguidance-rd.ds-wizard.org/ (after signing up)
The User Guide is available here which gives you guidance on how to get started on a Smart Guidance project [...]

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Rare Diseases Training and Education

Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era

Registration deadling: August 15th

As part of the training activities proposed by the EJP RD, a 3-day training course titled “Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era” is being organised by Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, in close collaboration with EJP-RD task partners, aimed the international research community: clinicians, medical specialist, laboratory scientists (EBMG-registered), junior laboratory scientists, clinical geneticists, policy makers and assessors for laboratory accreditation, and patient representatives with a basic knowledge in biology or medicine.

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Open Funding Call

Networking Support Scheme Submission

Deadline: September 1st.

The Networking Support Scheme is back. The aim of the NSS call is to encourage knowledge-sharing between health care professionals, researchers and patients on rare diseases and rare cancers, as well as to enable or increase the participation of usually underrepresented countries in Europe in new and existing research networks. Eligible applicants are health care professionals, researchers, and patient advocacy organisations from the following countries involved in the EJP RD: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, [...]

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IRDiRC‘s Rare Diseases Research Initiatives State of Play 2019-2021 Report

IRDiRC is pleased to announce that the IRDiRC‘s Rare Diseases Research Initiatives State of Play 2019-2021 Report will be published on Tuesday, 05 July 2022.
This report is based on scientific articles and press releases published between 2019 and 2021; it seeks to inform stakeholders and the rare diseases community about the developments and observed trends in the field of rare diseases research. A chapter is dedicated to an update on the global rare diseases research landscape for the past ten years to celebrate IRDiRC’s 10th anniversary.
More information here: https://irdirc.org/resources-2/state-of-play/

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