The ERA-NET ERAPerMed network, in which the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) is a partner, is launching a joint transnational call for proposals to support research in the field of personalized medicine.
The overall objectives of the ERAPerMed call are:
to support translational research projects in the field of Personalised Medicine;
to encourage and enable interdisciplinary, in combining pre-clinical and/or clinical research with computational components;
to encourage collaboration between academia (research teams from universities, higher education institutions, public research performing institutions), clinical/public health research (research teams from hospital/ public health institutions, healthcare settings and other healthcare organisations) and private partners e.g. SMEs (Small and Medium-size Enterprises).
Proposals must be interdisciplinary and clearly demonstrate the potential impact in Personalised Medicine as well as the added value of transnational collaboration. Each project proposal needs to tackle the two major research areas:
The Research Area 1: "Validation, pre-clinical and clinical biomedical research – Translating Basic to Clinical Research and Beyond"
The Research Area 2: "Data analysis, management and protection – Integrating Big Data and ICT Solutions" by addressing at least one module out of each research area:
Module 1A: Pre-clinical Research and/or Module 1B: Clinical Research from Research Area 1.
Module 2A: Data and ICT – Enabling Technology and/or Module 2B: Data and ICT – Towards application in health care from Research Area 2.
FRQS will support Quebec research proposals addressing Modules 1B, 2A, and 2B only (not Module 1A).
For detailed information about this call: ERA-NET ERAPerMed website