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Project ID: 291799
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE
Country: United Kingdom

Periodic Report Summary 2 - OPENLABCAMPUS (Neglected Diseases Tres Cantos Open Lab Campus)

The Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation (TCOLF) is committed to helping transform the process of drug discovery for diseases of the developing world. We believe that no single entity can succeed alone in the worldwide fight against neglected infectious diseases. The Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation was established on the principles of open innovation and collaboration to enable researchers to work in an open environment where the wider sharing of ideas and findings drives collaborative innovation.

Open lab projects explore new ideas that may lead to finding new medicines for Neglected Tropical Diseases, especially TB, Malaria and Kinetoplastid infections. To be considered for support, there should be added value for the project in operating within the collaborative principles of the Open Lab.

The TCOLF Cofund programme is supporting 11 scientists to develop their ideas in the field accessing GSK drug discovery expertise at its research facilities in Spain, and accelerate the translation of targets, molecules or drug discovery tools into viable medicines.
Since March 2013, we have invited interested researchers to submit applications to seven Cofund calls, subject to the published eligibility criteria. We have received 52 proposals in response to such calls. Eligible proposals have been evaluated by the TCOLF Governing Board members and 13 of them have been selected for funding.

To date, there are 9 ongoing and 2 completed projects (plus 2 fellows that rejected their fellowship after the award). A description of these projects, the fellows involved and their supporting institutions is published in the TCOLF website.

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