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Coordination of research on priority medicines for children

Objective

The Dutch government commissioned the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop a research agenda for Europe, based on the public health need for new medicines, the so-called priority medicines. Medicines for children and pregnant women were raised as major public health priorities of the issues cutting across disease categories. In preparation of this ERANET Coordination Action (CA), the Netherlands Organisation for Health Re-search and Development (ZonMw) conducted an inventory of research programmes on priority medi-cines themes in Europe sponsored by the EC (SSA Priority Medicines 003214). The inventory identi-fied research on medicines for children as a most promising sub-area of priority medicines to focus towards. The CA will network and coordinate programme managers of national programmes to pool resources towards a common European goal and launch a joint European research programme on medicines for children (WP6). The consortium consists of key players in 9 European countries bringing together the national research councils, ministries and drug regulatory bodies/authorities which have the authority and the means to highlight research activities on the national agenda and to foster the implementation of the results of that research. By collaborating with relevant stakeholders, it develops a common research agenda on new, more effective and safer medicines for children. The CA will strengthen coordination of key players in European public research funding (WP2) and estab-lish an European research area for medicines for children. The project explores the ethical-regulatory framework (WP3) and public-private cooperation (WP4), and make recommendations for future re-search coordination. The partners will engage in the public debate on the topic by devoting a specific task to communication strategy (WP1) and organising a stakeholder workshop (WP5). Finally, a joint call for proposals will be launched (W6)

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

THE NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indië 334
The Hague
Netherlands

Participants (13)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE
France
Address
Rue De Tolbiac, 101
Paris
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
Roma
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION, POLAND
Poland
Address
Wspólna 1/3
Warszawa
CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Al. Dzieci Polskich 20
Warsaw
SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
1035 Stockholm
FUNDACION ESPAÑOLA PARA LA COOPERACION INTERNACIONAL SALUD Y POLITICA SOCIAL
Spain
Address
Sinesio Delgado, 6
Madrid
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
Swindon
ESTONIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
Estonia
Address
Soola 8
Tartu
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF HUNGARY
Hungary
Address
Arany Janos Utea 6-8
Budapest
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU (NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT)
Poland
Address
Ul. Nowogrodzka 47A
Warszawa
LATVIJAS ZINATU AKADEMIJA (LATVIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)
Latvia
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
Riga
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
Address
212 Rue De Bercy
Paris
ACADEMY OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Hakaniemenranta 6
Helsinki