The European Rare Disease Research Coordination and Support Action (ERICA) Project received a positive evaluation for an H2020 grant to establish a structural framework in support of the research activities of the ERNs.
ERICA will strengthen research and innovation capacity by the integration of ERN research activities, outreach to European research infrastructures to synergistically increase impact and Innovation. This will result in safe, accessible and efficient access of therapies for the benefit of patients suffering from rare diseases and Conditions.
The ERICA Project builds on the strength of the 24 ERNs by promoting inter-ERN research activities and by establishing firm collaborative ties with existing European and international infrastructures and consortia involved in rare disease research and innovation.
The ERICA Consortium also includes EURORDIS, the EJP RD, Orphanet, Mapi Trust Research, and EATRIS, and is coordinated by Alberto Pereira (ENDO-ERN coordinator, Leiden University Medical Center, the NL).