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Joint European and South African Research Network in Anxiety Disorders

Objective

The overall aim of our proposal is to build on the strengths of an existing European network for research into causes and maintaining factors in anxiety disorders and to extend these by establishing firmer research collaboration with the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Through establishing this research exchange, we aim to share knowledge and expertise among participating centres, and ensure a comprehensive translational research approach in anxiety disorders, relevant to the needs of developed and developing societies.

The exchange scheme has three broad objectives. First, to develop a collaborative international database for the detailed characterisation of large samples of patients, across the range of anxiety disorders. Second, to provide exchange researchers with a range of complementary training opportunities, gaining experience in innovative investigations in anxiety disorders. These opportunities include characterisation of differing endophenotypes across diagnoses; using neuroimaging, genetic polymorphism and other techniques to bridge the gap between preclinical and clinical studies; and identifying predictors of clinical outcome and treatment response using dimensional and other approaches. Third, to establish a firm platform to support subsequent pragmatic randomised effectiveness trials in patients who have not responded to previous treatment interventions.

The value of the scheme is in its capacity to facilitate access to additional and larger clinical populations, to include centres of research excellence across many countries, and to share the knowledge and expertise of leading researchers with long-standing and wide-ranging interests in anxiety disorders. Furthermore, the training opportunities within the scheme would increase the knowledge and skills of the ‘next generation’ of anxiety disorder researchers and thereby contribute to efforts to meet the challenges imposed by these common, burdensome and costly medical conditions.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 46 200
Administrative Contact
David Baldwin (Prof.)

Participants (12)

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 600
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ian Langford (Mr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Meerveld (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Hennecke (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merike Leego (Ms.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mats Fredrikson (Prof.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Rung (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM WUERZBURG - KLINIKUM DER BAYERISCHEN JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Josef-schneider-strasse 2
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Bauer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 16 800
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vince Boyle (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 16 800
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 800
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
A. Carlo Altamura (Prof.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES FUND BY THE SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 8 400
Address
Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Center
52621 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joseph Zohar (Prof.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna M. Van Apeldoorn (Ms.)