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Genetic testing in Europe - Network for the further development, harmonization, validation and standardization of services

Objective

EuroGentest is an FP6 European network for the harmonization of genetic testing and for the further improvement of quality in genetic services across Europe.
This proposal is to support EuroGentest2, a Coordination Action that will cover the different aspects of quality assurance of genetic practice and has all the ingredients to fulfil the needs. EuroGentest2 will be concerned with setting the targets for laboratory and health professional accreditation, by contributing to guidelines and standards, and actively interacting with the professional organizations and the policy makers. EuroGentest2 will also assist the diagnostic and clinical community and the individual laboratories and counselling units in reaching those aims by providing tools for quality management and by coordinating training activities. EuroGentest2 will extend its activities from postnatal diagnostic and predictive testing to prenatal testing, thereby building on the achievements of the FP6 SAFE network, and to direct to consumer testing.
A major aim of the Coordination Action will be the creation of a European association of genetic diagnostic centres that will guarantee the future of the network.
The Coordination Action will lead to the further harmonization and quality assurance of genetic practice. The patients will benefit by the improvement of the analytical and clinical quality and validity of the testing, and from improved trans-border services and information. The European diagnostics industry will benefit through a faster access of innovations to the market through the validation for diagnostic use. It will enable countries and regions with less developed health care infrastructure to develop standards for best practice of provision of clinical genetic service. The Coordination Action will also identify research needs and have the capacity to set a research agenda that corresponds to the needs of the human genetics community

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/medical genetics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 811 174,80
Administrative Contact
Myriam Witvrouw (Dr.)

Participants (21)

OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 299,96
Address
Headley Way The John Radcliffe Hospital
OX39DU Headington
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paula Heath (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 50 066,37
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 39 949,52
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erika Eikens (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 144 215,67
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihaja Auguste (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 756,31
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosie Williams (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 385,62
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
LES HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENEVE

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 4
1205 Geneve 14
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Morris (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATS-KINDERSPITAL BEIDER BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 17 999
Address
Römergasse 8
4005 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lukas Erb (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 710,14
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magnus Abrahamson (Prof.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincent J. Swart (Mr.)
FUNDACION JIMENEZ DIAZ UTE

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Reyes Catolicos 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teresa Echaniz (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 399,20
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 74 925,68
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Dittrich (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 970,34
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 20 279,71
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wim Van Oijen (Mr.)
Genetic Alliance
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 082,36
Address
Unit 4D Leroy House , Essex Road 436
N1 3QP London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Allison Vitalis (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivana Funkova (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp (Mr.)
INSTITUTO INVESTIGACION SANITARIA FUNDACION JIMENEZ DIAZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 774,32
Address
Avenida De Los Reyes Catolicos 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronica Garcia Martinez (Ms.)