5th call for RDMM Europe connection applications

Solve RD has just launched the 5th call for RDMM Europe connection applications (the European Rare Disease Models & Mechanisms), within the framework of  its partnership with ITHACA.

Solve-RD already awarded 10 Seeding grants to support projects for functional validation of new disease genes or variants and we are going to award 40 more Seeding Grants of 20,000 EUR each.

This brokerage service aims to connect Solve-RD clinicians & scientists with model organism investigators and rewards Seeding Grants of 20,000 EUR to model organism investigators to study and validate a new disease causing variant that was found within Solve-RD.

For this Call, Solve RD will accept several applications per ERN but would restrict the number of applications per working group to a maximum of two.

For your application please consider the following:

  • GPAP and PhenoTips IDs of the respective patients are mandatory (pheno- and genotypic data have to be uploaded to RD-Connect).
  • Make sure that you have made every effort to identify additional patients with similar variants in your candidate gene. Single family cases have been a major point of criticism of the CAC committee in previous Connection Aapplications.
  • Please specify the type of validation that you want to have performed. The application template has been revised to make this information mandatory.

Please fill in the following application form and return it to the management office (Kornelia.Ellwanger@med.uni-tuebingen.deby 25 September 2020.

For any questions on the RDMM program or on the application process after 7 September 2020 : please contact Kornelia Ellwanger (Kornelia.Ellwanger@med.uni-tuebingen.de)