The aim of the activities in the WP17 of the Pillar 3 ‘capacity building’ is to fill the gap in the available education on rare diseases research by creating and implementing a comprehensive and cohesive program of education and empowerment for different target groups or stakeholders such as researchers and young clinicians.
For this WP17 will:
- Deliver training programs based on two main components: research mobility fellowship and research training workshops
- Apply for accreditation of individual workshops at institutions such as the ‘Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes’ (UEMS)
Research Mobility Fellowship
Aim. This fellowship aims to financially support PhD students and medical doctors working in ERN-member institutions to undertake short scientific visits (secondments) up to 3 months fostering specialist research training outside their countries of residence and within one of the ERN host institutions. Through this training measure the fellows should acquire at their host (secondment) institution new competences and knowledge related to their research on rare diseases and with benefit to their ERN.
- PhD students with a minimum of one year of research experience or
- Physicians having finished their first year of specialist training
- Be affiliated to an ERN full member or to an ERN-affiliated partner institution from one of the 24 ERNs at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay.
- The host (secondment) institutions must be full or affiliated members of an ERN at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay
- Added value to ERN of the mobility stay
The call opens on 3 February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 16 March 2020
Research Training Workshop
Aim. The aim of this call is to identify the most suitable proposals for the organization of research training workshops of 2 days targeted to the ERNs. Selected research training workshops will have to train ERN researchers and clinicians in ERN relevant innovative training themes. Training themes may include innovative research methodologies, diagnostic research methodologies, interdisciplinary treatment approaches, such as gene therapy and transplantation, etc. Moreover, the workshops will be aiming to provide a cross-ERN added value. The workshops will be implemented as two day workshops. Topics will either be proposed by the ERNs or by EJP RD investigators . There will be two deadlines for workshop topic applications per year.
Topics will be selected taking into consideration several elements such as:
- Addressing cross-cutting issues relevant for ERNs
- Multidisciplinary aspects
- Fostering collaboration (within and between ERNs)
- No overlap with other EJP RD training activities
- Relevance of the topic for the ERN(s)
- Benefits for the RD community by the workshop
- Appropriate training methodology
- Affiliated to any EJP RD beneficiary institution
- Affiliated to an ERN full member
- Affiliated to an ERN Associated Partner institution at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the period of the execution of the workshop