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European surveillance system on contact allergies-data centre

Objective

Contact allergy is frequent and has a great socio-economic impact. With the aim of providing scientific information necessary for primary prevention, the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA; 30 partners from 13 countries) was founded. All partners record data pertaining to patients tested for contact allergy, either on paper or in PCs. Since there would be considerable added value in sharing these data, both a computer program for local use and a co- coordinating data centre will be implemented. Collected data is quality checked, transformed (in view of heterogeneous EDP systems) and analysed in the centre. ESSCA-DC intends to co-operatively evaluate pooled European data to meet the following objectives yet unmet: early recognition of
(I) sentinel events concerning emerging contact allergens, or
(ii) novel exposure contexts for known allergens, with the ultimate aim of improved consumer and workplace safety.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT ZUR ERFORSCHUNG UND PRAEVENTION ALLERGISCHER ERKRANKUNGEN E.V.
Address
Von-seibold-strasse 3
37075 Goettingen
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
Switzerland
Address
46,Rue Du Bugnon 46
1011 Lausanne
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finland
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 A
00250 Helsinki
MIDLAND BAKERY ENGINEERS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nursery Road 46
LE5 2HQ Leicester
THE NOFER INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Poland
Address
Teresy Street 8
90 950 Lodz
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Noerregade 10
1017 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
Egerlandstrasse 1
91058 Erlangen
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Oorstersingel 59
9700 RB Groningen
Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto I 34
80138 Napoli