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INEXCA Report Summary

Project ID: 645634
Funded under: H2020-EU.1.3.3.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - INEXCA (Excellent research and expertise of quality of cancer care by internationally trained staff)

Reporting period: 2015-03-01 to 2017-02-28

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

This MSCA RISE project “Excellent research and expertise of quality of cancer care by internationally trained staff (INEXCA)” aims to utilize expertise across the globe to improve research, researcher training and care of cancer patients, family caregivers and patient and public involvement through international and inter-sectoral collaboration and staff exchange.

The ultimate objectives are to create innovative opportunities to improve research and researchers’ skills and increase knowledge transfer from research to practice and business. The participants in the project representing academic, non-academic and clinical settings as well as information technology industry and health-related business experts from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Great Britain and United States of America. Experts are representing research methodology, quality of care, cancer care, patient involvement, family caregivers and information technology in academic, non-academic and clinical settings.

The participating organizations will bring their best know-how through staff secondments, workshops, training courses, conferences, publications and other activities. An innovative ICT platform will be developed for sharing information and knowledge. In total, 34 academic and non-academic staff members will be involved in this INEXCA project for 263 months. The participants’ synergies and complementarities from different disciplines, experiences, methodological advancements as well as clinical practice will be fully in use. The planned secondments will offer the best opportunity to get the best outcomes for patients, families, EU citizens as well as researchers.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The work performed and the main results achieved so far are:

Secondments
- 12 secondments between academic (university and hospital), non-academic sector as well as business parties

Research
- Ethical approvals gained
- Data collection from patients, family caregivers and health professionals in process
- Web-based data collection platform developed
- Manuscripts under preparation

Training
- FRAM (Functional Resonance Analysis Method) course carried out
- Secondments have included training on e.g. managing research groups, research ethics, evidence-based practice and research methodology

Communication
- Presentations at conferences, seminars and other meetings
- Project website and social media (e.g. Facebook)
- Web-based platform for communication created

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The project will offer possibilities to utilize expertise across the globe to improve research, researcher training and care of cancer patients, family caregivers and patient and public involvement through international and inter-sectoral collaboration and staff exchange. New type of research collaboration will be created between European and USA participants, business partners will benefit from the experience and the project will create job opportunities in Europe and other parts of the world. For patients and family caregivers as well as staff, the quality of care is crucial and this project will support strong patient involvement in care in Europe.

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