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European Network of Bipolar Research Expert Centres

Objective

Bipolar (BP) disorder is characterized by recurrent manic and depressive episodes, affecting more than 1% of the EU population. Delay in the diagnosis (based only on clinical features), uncertainties in the definition of episodes and on the treatment strategy best adapted to each patient lead to devastating socio-economic, professional and family consequences that be reverted by optimized diagnostic and treatment procedures. ENBREC is designed to build an EU-wide network of expert centres specialising in research and care on BP disorder, in order to integrate research efforts on the mechanism of disease, and on optimized diagnostic and treatment. Common tools and practice, training and information will help structuring the EU BP research community and translate research outcome into healthcare, as listed in the work packages: WP1: Management of the project WP2: Developing common tools for diagnosis and multinational cohort follow-up WP3: Developing common tools for cognitive assessment WP4: Assessment of common biomarkers and genetic markers WP5: Development of standards for imaging WP6: Treatment optimisation, definition of subgroups of responders WP7: Supporting multinational clinical research and data management WP8: Education, information, dissemination, translation of research outcomes into healthcare WP9: Extension to new countries and within the countries The consortium currently covers networks of BP expert centres reaching the critical mass in Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, UK, and France (representing more than 300 Millions EU citizens), and plans to extend to other EU member states. It also includes ECRIN, the FP7 infrastructure providing support to multinational clinical studies. Integration of EU research and care on BP disorder will benefit EU patients and citizens, restore EU leadership in BP research, strengthen drug development in the EU, in line with the expectations of the Innovative Medicines Initiative strategic research agenda.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 184 860
Administrative Contact
Didier Lemoine (Mr.)

Participants (5)

FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 85 550
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emili Bargallo (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 790
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pam Taylor (Ms.)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 550
Address
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Grazia Pezzoni (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 600
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Lampert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 85 550
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Randi Stene (Ms.)