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Genetic testing in Europe - network for test development harmonization, validation and standardization of services

Objective

Genetic services in Europe, while based on high quality scientific know-how, suffer from an intolerably high level of technical errors and poor reporting, caused by a lack of structuring and complementarity at the European level and the absence of a common European objective to provide quality services to all its consumers now and in the future. Diverse and heterogeneous quality schemes, lack of reference systems and differing Member State (MS) regulations, have added to the overall disorganization and fragmentation of services. Nevertheless, genetic services face an ever-increasing number of requests for testing, while widespread susceptibility testing and pharmacogenetic tests are lurking on the horizon. With the active participation of stakeholders, the proposed EUROGENTEST NoE intends to structure, harmonize and improve the overall quality of these services, while paying substantial attention to issues resulting from testing including legal, health policies and health economic impact, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), ethical and social questions: confidentiality, informed consent, employment and insurance. The EUROGENTEST NoE will improve the organization and harmonization of external quality assessment/assurance schemes, facilitate the development of guidelines and support the accreditation/certification of the genetic services. In addition, collaboration between academic centers and the private sector on technology development and the validation of genetic tests, should generate more rapid translation and accurate, more economical and overall better testing technologies. A quality website, with all relevant information will be developed and made accessible to experts and customers. With the help of Parent and Patient Support Groups, the EUROGENTEST NoE will collect quality tools for education of different categories of takeholders.Training for personnel both from within and from outside the EU will be provided.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-LIFESCIHEALTH-I
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
Belgium

Participants (34)

ENTHOVEN ASSOCIATES DESIGN CONSULTANTS NV
Belgium
Address
Lange Lozanastraat 254
Antwerpen
GENEVA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
Switzerland
Address
Rue Micheli-du-crest 24
Geneva
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
SEMMELWEIS UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Tüzoltó U. 7-9
1450 Pf. 83 Budapest
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY
Poland
Address
Ks. Trojdena Street 4
Warsaw
CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE - 2. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Czechia
Address
V Úvalu 84
Prague
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
OXFORD RADCLIFFE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington
Oxford
UNIVERSITY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Roemergasse 8
4005 Basel
IRCCS- ISTITUTO CASA SOLLIEVO DELLA SOFFERENZA
Italy
Address
Viale Cappuccini
San Giovanni Rotondo (Fg)
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Box 117 Lund
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Carl-neuberg-str. 1
Hannover
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Campo Alegre, 823
Porto
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Netherlands
Address
Wassenaarseweg 72
9503 Leiden
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
THE GENETIC INTEREST GROUP
United Kingdom
Address
4D Leroy House, 436 Essex Road
London
THE RARE CHROMOSOME DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP
United Kingdom
Address
The Cottage, Park Lane, Brocton
Stafford
LNSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR GENETICS AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
Address
Vovode Stepe 444A
Belgrade
M.R.C.-HOLLAND
Netherlands
Address
Hudsonstraat 68
Amsterdam
WAYPOINT SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
32 Awgar Stone Road
Headington, Oxford
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND RESEARCH
Belgium
Address
Boogschuttersstraat 4
Leuven
PHENOSYSTEMS SA
Belgium
Address
Rue Raymond Lebleux 114, Bâtiment H3
Lillois Witterzee
CHEMAGEN BIOPOLYMER-TECHNOLOGIE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Arnold-sommerfeld-ring 2
Baesweiler
FONDAZIONE-IRCCS-OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO, MANGIAGALLI E REGINA ELENA - MILANO
Italy
Address
Via F. Sforza 28
Milano
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Southampton
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ST RADBOUD
Netherlands
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10
9101 Nijmegen
BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG
Germany
Address
Sanderring 2
Wuerzburg
HOSPITALES UNIVERSITARIOS VIRGEN DEL ROCÍO-SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
Address
Avda. Manuel Siurot S/n
Seville
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
101 Rue De Tolbiac
Paris
STAB VIDA, INVESTIGAÇÃO E SERVIÇOS EM CIÊNCIAS BIOLÓGICAS LDA
Portugal
Address
St. António De Oeiras
Apartad 89 Oeiras
UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE SANTIAGO DE GUAYAQUIL
Ecuador
Address
Av. Carlos Julio Arosemena Km 1 1/2
09014671 Guayaquil
WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSTITÄT MÜNSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
Münster